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Are You Here (2013)

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Two childhood best friends, one a superficial womanizer and the other a barely functioning bipolar, embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns his estranged father has died.

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Matthew Weiner

Writer:

Matthew Weiner

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Steve Dallas
Laura Ramsey ... Angela / Ben's stepmother
Melissa Rauch ... Marie
Melanie Ratcliff Melanie Ratcliff ... Attractive Neighbor
Zach Galifianakis ... Ben Baker
Jay Gates ... Ramada Waiter
Naomi Lavette Naomi Lavette ... Erin (as Naomi LaVette)
Lauren Lapkus ... Delia Shepard
Alana De La Garza ... Victoria Riolobos (as Alana de la Garza)
Greg Cromer ... Kyle Robertson
Paul Schulze ... Dave Harken
Matthew Cornwell ... Stu
Bridget Gethins Bridget Gethins ... Patty
Michael Genevie Michael Genevie ... Minister
Amy Poehler ... Terry Coulter
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Storyline

Ben Baker is a man-child who lives on his friend's couch getting high. His friend, Steve Dallas, is a moderately successful weather reporter who is living a superficial life. When Ben receives word that his father has died, Steve drives him home and they re-connect with Ben's successful and driven sister Terri and hippie step-mother Angela who is the same age as they are. The reading of the will drives Ben to come up with a new purpose in life, but those around him don't prove to be very supportive, and then they all re-examine their own lives. Written by Anne Campbell

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Friendship... there's nothing in it for anybody.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Steve (Owen Wilson) says "I don't know why the farmer and the cow man can't be friends". It is a reference to Oklahoma. See more »

Goofs

When Owen Wilson is driving in the PA town a state route sign can be seen. The route number is inside a circle. If he were in PA the route number would be in a keystone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steve Dallas: I mean, I'm that guy. I've got enough of everything I need. I'm single. I like a party. And I'm old enough to enjoy it. Young enough to enjoy it. I want to do something, and I do it.
Blond Date: [giggles]
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze
(From "The Mikado")
Written by W.S. Gilbert (as William Schwenck Gilbert), Arthur Sullivan (as Arthur Seymore Sullivan)
Conducted by Carl Davis, Vocals by Shirley Henderson
Courtesy of Thin Man Films Ltd
Under license from Untitled 98 Ltd
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surprisingly unfunny
29 December 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) is a local TV weather reporter. He smokes weed with his slacker friend Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) who lives in a rundown trailer and has a philosophy of balance with nature. Ben's dad dies and Steve drives him home. Terri Coulter (Amy Poehler) is Ben's bossy sister. Angela (Laura Ramsey) is their hippie stepmother. Terri is given $350k and the rest of the property totaling some $2.5 million to Ben. It puts Ben into a tailspin until he comes up with an idea. Then Terri challenges the Will.

The material keeps trying and certainly Zach gives it his all. This is simply not funny. Writer/director Matthew Weiner is famous for some terrific TV work. Most of this falls flat. It's hard to put a finger on a single cause of this. The jokes are not sharp enough. The directions aren't there. There is something off about the chemistry between Owen, Zach and Angela. Owen is playing a ladies man but the movie starts with him being a horrible date. These weed smoking characters are not nearly funny enough. The four main characters just make me scratch my head. Amy Poehler is almost funny a couple of time. Laura Ramsey struggles to stay in the picture with her costars. Owen has a great moment about his friendship and then the movie turns it on his head. Just when this movie seems to climb out of a hole, it digs an even deeper one. With the talents in the picture, this should be so much funnier.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (Latvia) See more »

Also Known As:

You Are here See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$594,396
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Gilbert Films See more »
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Color
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