“Somebody Up There Likes Me is a quirky comedy about the charmed life of one Max Youngman (Keith Poulson), who appears to be blessed with a dry sense of irony, accidental good fortune, and eternal youth. Over a period of three plus decades, Max, his best friend Sal (Nick Offerman) and his second wife Lyla (Jess Weixler) stumble through infidelities, divorce, therapy, and poverty in a breezy series of surreal jumps forward in time.
Featuring an original score from Vampire Weekend'’s Chris Baio, animated sequences from Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly), produced by Offerman and directed by cult auteur Bob Byington (Harmony & Me), Somebody Up There Likes Me is a charming, droll, and utterly original reflection on the cycle of life.
Somebody Up There Likes Me opens at the Music Box on Friday, March 8th, and runs through at least Thursday, March 14th. These four special screenings with Nick Offerman will be the only screenings with advanced ticket sales.”
After seeing this film last year, I highly recommend it as a look at the contemporary for fans of Wes Anderson (it was shot in Austin, TX) or Richard Ayoade’s SUBMARINE (2010).
Text courtesy of Music Box Theatre, Chicago.