Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012)61K
Somebody Up There Likes Me: Directed by Bob Byington. With Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt. A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by.
“Iu0026#39;m not usually a fan of these new American independent movies…theyu0026#39;re mostly insipid, badly shot wrecks, but this was not that. I caught SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME at the Viennale and would highly recommend it. It was one of the few comedies that I saw there, and Iu0026#39;m happy to say that I laughed a lot. It has oddball charm, a story conceit similar to Bunuel, and tenderness at its core. I really loved the lead actoru0026#39;s performance. The director has a voice and characters that know how to speak it. It makes me want to see this Bob Byingtonu0026#39;s other movies. It also makes me want to see more comedies. Whatu0026#39;s wrong with people being so serious all the time? Boring, pretentious. I could go on and on…but what it boils down to is this: go see this and laugh and feel something, because you donu0026#39;t want to end up like the main character in it, trust me – thatu0026#39;s why you should see it, so you know what you might become if youu0026#39;re numb to laughter.”