Harmony and Me
Harmony and Me (2009)

Stubbornly embracing his own unhappiness on the heels of a recent breakup, loquacious young songwriter Harmony's self-imposed exile into misery serves as a source of irritation to his headstrong mother, and a curious source of amusement… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2009
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Represents much of what is wonderful and fresh about the recent wave of ultra-low-budget American independent filmmaking.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Despite the film's sketchy aesthetic and barely animate lead, its tone is carefully contrived: I'll wager no one in your circle is as dryly funny or spontaneously surreal as Harmony's nonsupport group.

Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

This bagatelle from Bob Byington is Greenberg lite, or maybe an edgier The Office, or softcore mumblecore.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Austin, Texas, has never looked more unlovely, and its residents more clueless, than in Harmony and Me, a funny, wry mumblecore comedy by Bob Byington.

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Karina Longworth
Time Out

Harmony is a finely tuned comedy, complete with precisely scripted jokes and comic set pieces that swerve toward the playfully perverse.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A great new director with a great and laid back saga that will be too laid back for some but well worth the watching.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

In a flat, dry affect, the movie sings the breakup blues.

Vadim Rizov
Village Voice

Slight, indifferently shot, and entirely lacking in ballast, Harmony and Me's sole justification for being is that it's consistently very funny.

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Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

Bob Byington's "Harmony and Me" is an indie gem that isn't at all what it appears to be at first glance.

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