Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in the flat above him, with a bartender and a one-night-stand he follows home, and with a tattooed stranger whom he seeks out and befriends. Along the way, Charlie inhabits a city full of moments of violence and of stories and legends: a kidney thief, a microwaved poodle, a rat in a hot dog bun, a baby left on a car top, a tourist's toothbrush, needles in public-phone change slots. Charlie lives and tells his own stories. What caused his melancholy?
Writer:Daniel Reitz (play), Daniel Reitz (screenplay), Jon Shear (screenplay)
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Ryan C (gb) wrote: kinda terrible the acting and story are both weak but cool to see some mma guys on screen
Guillaume H (us) wrote: overhyped and overlong, its impossibly intriguing and satisfying for about 25 minutes then devolves into psychological cheap symbolism and a run of the day thriller. So promising but so unwilling to assume what it is makes it not that much at all.
Michael T (nl) wrote: Ringo Lam's bloody revenge tale delivers the goods.
Michael W (fr) wrote: Two hours of people talking, not looking at each other, but talking about their emotions without actually expressing them. There are moment's of brilliance, but mostly still shots of wooden actors staring off into the distance. Dreyer is a great director, he just seems absent on this one.
David S (fr) wrote: Expressionist to start with, but gets bogged down in the middle as it changes from a story of moving past a lifetime of shame and one act that causes guilt to a love story that doesn't quite work.
Logan M (us) wrote: It may look like just another overly sweet fable about a simple-minded main character, but "Being There" is much more than that. It's incredibly clever and has more to offer than sentimentality.
Scott C (ca) wrote: A good premise, with solid acting. However, the pacing seemed off to me. I had to watch it over 3 different sittings - not a good sign.
Adam M (au) wrote: Possibly the worst horror movie ever made.
film w (au) wrote: Crap. Couldn't even watch until the end. Johansson has an inimitable ability to give the vibe of a high school play to any film on which she is cast.Got around to watching the end. A twist makes it slightly more interesting than I expected, but still terribly acted, written and filmed.