The Extra Man
The Extra Man (2010)

A sophisticated and moving comedy, THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel... When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 30, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

[A] drearily quirky mess.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Dano and Kline are very fine performers. So why is this comedy such a chore? The answer appears to be whimsy overload.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

My goodness, there's an awful lot of acting going on here.

Tom Long
Detroit News

An entertaining kinky kick of a movie, a lightweight delight about dreamers and dilettantes.

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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

Swifter comedic timing and a clearer narrative thread might have helped center this peculiar adaptation of Jonathan Ames's 1998 novel of the same name. Then again, maybe not.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Kevin Kline's tour de force, a performance of uncommon joie de vivre.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Extra Man is a disappointment coming from Berman and Pulcini, whose American Splendor was an imaginative biopic about the late comic-book author Harvey Pekar.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Some actors are dinner. Kevin Kline is dessert, and his comic brio saves the film version of The Extra Man from its limitations.

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Louis Proyect

A typical Sundance type comedy that confuses quirkiness with humor. Needless to say, it stars Paul Dano in his typically weird character role. A totally annoying film.

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Cast: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Cathy Moriarty, Alicia Goranson, Patti D'Arbanville, Marian Seldes, Jason Butler Harner, Alex… More