How To Be

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  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.4  (3,955)

How To Be is a 2008 indie comedy-drama that follows the story of a twenty-something man named Art, played by Robert Pattinson, who is dealing with a quarter-life crisis. Art is unable to find direction in his life, resulting in him moving back in with his parents, played by Rebecca Pidgeon and Powell Jones, after dropping out of college.

Feeling lost and aimless, Art decides to hire a self-help guru to guide him towards finding his purpose in life. However, the guru turns out to be a scam artist who offers no genuine help. When Art's parents announce their decision to sell their house and the family is forced to move away, he decides to try and figure things out on his own.

Left alone in the house, Art enlists the help of his new friends, a teenage neighbor and her oddball friends, to record an album, despite having no musical background. As the group struggles to create their masterpiece, Art attempts to find meaning in his life and overcome his family's dysfunctional history.

Throughout the film, Art's relationship with his parents is strained, as they both seem to project their own issues onto him. His father is distant and unsupportive, while his mother is overbearing and critical. As Art tries to navigate his complicated familial relationships, he must also confront the real possibility of failure as a musician.

The film is a refreshingly honest portrayal of the struggles of early adulthood, with Robert Pattinson giving a nuanced and layered performance as Art. Rebecca Pidgeon and Powell Jones also deliver standout performances in their roles as Art's parents, adding depth and complexity to the family dynamics.

The soundtrack of the film is a highlight, featuring original music by composer Joe Hastings that perfectly captures the quirky and offbeat tone of the film. The eccentric characters and off-kilter humor of the film make for an enjoyable viewing experience, while the underlying messages of self-discovery and acceptance lend the film a deeper resonance.

Overall, How To Be is a charming and relatable coming-of-age story that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world. It is a unique and heartfelt film that showcases the talents of its cast and crew, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on its viewers.

How To Be is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

How To Be
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    1 hr 24 min
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    5.4  (3,955)