DVD - 2017
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Dean is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Lionsgate,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
digital, optical, surround, 5.1 Dolby digital, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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May 21, 2020

Turned it off after 30 minutes.
Repeated conversations and quirky characters do not a movie make.

Dec 26, 2019

Believable and poignant. Well done with respectable soft-hearted humor as a buffer.

Nov 13, 2019

I loved this movie. I understand that this was the first or one of the first films produced by Demetri Martin and was done on a low budget; which is hard to believe as everything was very well done. There are a few holes in the plot, but overall an excellent story about people dealing with death and grief. The use of the main character's drawings/animations to help tell the story was clever, and provided a nice humorous complement to an otherwise serious plot.

Sep 23, 2018

This romantic/drama movie is about a man named Dean who is currently going through a lot in life. He is an illustrator living in New York who just lost his mother, and must now convince his father not to sell the family home. Little did he expect, he was going to meet a woman from LA who may change his view on everything. This film did have some nice moments where I was impressed, but it also had many awkward moments where you couldn’t tell if things were intentionally or accidentally tense. I would rate this movie an optimistic 3/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Sep 01, 2018

It's a good show but if you need the subtitles they are so far down on the screen that you will not be able to see it in large size on your screen. This is a common fault on many dvds being made for years.

Jan 31, 2018

Demetri Martin, wrote, directed, acted and drew the cartoons. Did not know this until i seen the credits. Always like Mary S. & Kevin K. Lots of flash backs. Don't know how DEAN survived with no income.

Nov 28, 2017

Demetri Martin is truly an artist. This film is clever, whimsical, funny and bittersweet. Looking forward to future works from this brilliant young man. Hail!

Nov 12, 2017

Demetri Martin is writer, director, and actor. He is Dean. His abilities rank in reverse order.
He is a good actor, a fair director and, ultimately, a poor writer. This movie really has nothing to say which would be alright if it had something else to offer. But it falls into that trap that so many "coming of age" movies do. All the women in the film are 2- dimensional characters. Demetri gives us "lovable mom," "woman he wants to sleep with," "annoying yakker," and "heartless bitch." Mary Steenburgen is the only one who escapes such a fate, but she is not given enough screen time to shine. She is the love interest of Kevin Kline who plays Dean's father. Seeing these two fine actors made me want the story to be about them and not the self-indulgent Dean. Besides Mary and Kevin, the only saving grace of the movie are Dean's darkly funny illustrations.

Nov 09, 2017

I thought this independent film was good, not great. It has some nice moments, good performances and seemed like a realistic portrayal of what it's like to lose a parent or spouse. I like Demetri Martin's humor, drawings and unique way of looking at life. At only 94 minutes long, the movie felt really slow though. It has some funny moments, but is more of a drama than a comedy. Dean brought to mind a few somewhat similar films I liked better: Other People, Garden State and People, Places, Things. The movie is rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material.

Sep 25, 2017

Very sweet, low-key movie. Good depictions of how people handle grief---in their own way, in their own time. Kevin Kline, as always, is superb!

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