• Released
  • March 8, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 15 min
  • Comedy
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Somebody Up There Likes Me Synopsis
A comedy that skips through 35 years in the life of Max Youngman, his best and only friend Sal, and the woman they both adore.
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Byington excels at turning the edict that time waits for no one into a sensory experience. No matter how sly it gets, Somebody Up There...
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89

Austin Chronicle

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Somebody is nihilistic, misanthropic, and weirdly relaxing. I've never seen anything like it.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Despite knowingly blank performances and a heavily ironic tone, the story ultimately accumulates emotional gravity, ending with a sardonic...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Mark Olsen
The film has a sarcastic tone, like that of a friend who you never can tell is kidding or not, which eventually breaks through into a place...
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75

The Playlist

By William Goss
Each scene is a brisk vignette of deadpan reversal, often involving a running theme of miscommunication.
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70

Village Voice

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The whole thing comes off as a fairy tale bordering on hallucination, perhaps the vision of life that passes before the eyes at death.
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63

Slant Magazine

Bob Byington's perspective may be above it all, but that doesn't quite account for the shades of melancholy that pop up unexpectedly in...
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60

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
It’s all kind of cute. Maybe a little too cute, but it does have a nice circle-of-life ending. And along the way, Mr. Byington shows a...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The actors hold our attention, and there’s something to be said for the guys’ pathological disconnect. But the movie itself is too...
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40

Time Out New York

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The time-killing universe Byington has created makes sure we never forget how absurd he thinks the whole movie is. Fun for him, perhaps.
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Rated NR