It's Such a Beautiful Day
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

Don Hertzfeldt's "Everything Will be OK" trilogy winds to a close in this chapter that finds a hospitalized Bill wrestling with his failing memory.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's a bold attempt to get inside the mind of someone who's losing theirs, and Hertzfeldt has a grip on the idea and reality of death that's deeply unsettling.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

By the time the movie reaches its metaphysical end, you will feel you've seen something profound, perhaps even life-changing.

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Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

An existential flipbook and a heartbreaking black joke: stickmen have never looked so alive.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Mr. Hertzfeldt proves that pizazz isn't everything. Enriching his bare-bones drawings with a few well-deployed visual tricks, he tells the story of an Everyman who at first seems merely Thurberesque.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

There's no denying that Hertzfeldt has a voice and a vision, or that It's Such a Beautiful Day is unique. I think William Fisher, wherever he may be, would appreciate it greatly.

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Jennifer Tate

An original and amusing animation that demonstrates the undeniable talent of Don Hertzfeldt.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Seeing "the years [slip] out of [Bill's] head" in this 71-minute compendium is nothing short of revelatory.

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Mike McCahill

Funny, oddly affecting and cherishably personal: in a better world, this would be on 300 screens, and filler such as The Croods would have to be smuggled in under the radar.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies

One of the great films about memory, perspective and past history.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
I was unaware of the cult that is Don Hertzfeldt until I was introduced to this film one lonesome night, sitting alone with a big bowel of popcorn. I was loopy… More
Kyle Meisch
Nice, but monotonous. Between a 3 and 3.5 for me. I'd like to give a higher rating but I really had to force myself through it. The last few minutes almost… More
KJ Proulx
Don Hertzfeldt's trilogy of short films known as the "Everything Will Be OK trilogy," has been put together impeccably to create a feature film… More
Eric Broome
There's no disputing Don Hertzfeldt's genius, but the unrelenting drone of his deadpan narration flattens the charm of his humble stick-figure… More