• Listen Up Philip (2014)

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Release Date: October 17th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
After refusing to promote his eagerly awaited second novel, a self-absorbed writer (Jason Schwartzman) takes up residence at the home of his literary idol (Jonathan Pryce).

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Eric Bogosian, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine de La Baume, Jess Weixler, Dree Hemingway

Director: Alex Perry

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Washingston Square Films, Sailor Bear

Distributors: Tribeca Film

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  • What the women are there for in Listen Up Philip is to be truth-tellers to these childish novelists — especially Philip's eventually assertive girlfriend, who ends up using his books as coasters in a long (and welcome) mid-movie detour from the story of his self-involvement. show more

  • Technically and in his work with actors, Philip represents a great leap forward for Perry; a subsequent jump might involve presenting a central character with whom viewers could legitimately engage. show more

  • A very entertaining black comedy for very mysterious reasons. show more

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