Tuesday, 6 November 2012

How To Be

UK DVD Release: 18th May 2009
Watched on DVD: Monday 15th October 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 25mins
Tagline: Sometimes we all need a little help
IMDb Plot Synopsis: At first fancying himself an "enigmatic poet", twenty something Art gradually realizes that he must take action if he's going to escape his depressed life as a struggling musician in London. A solution comes in the shape of a book titled "It's Not Your Fault". Not content to just draw inspiration from its pages, however, Art invites the elderly author of the book to come live with him and his parents, which quickly becomes a painfully funny journey about dysfunction and growing up

My Review: This is one of the worst films I’ve seen this year, which was rather disappointing as I’d heard some good things about it. The fact that I got it very cheap helped soften the blow a little but it was so awful that the fact that I spent any money on it is rather annoying.
The comedy was really weird. I thought it just might take a while to build and get funnier, or for me to get it, but it never did and I definitely didn’t. 
It wasn’t clever either and the ending was so anti-climatic and dissatisfying - there was almost no point to the film at all really. The acting wasn’t great and to be honest it was all a bit try hard. In fact without the presence of Robert Pattinson I’d doubt this film would have any sort of recognition at all. And while many say he was quite good in this, I would say that it’s something 'different' but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is good. 
It was all very dull and disappointing to be honest, and I believe you’d have to be a very big Robert Pattinson fan to find any sort of entertainment from this.

Score: 4/10

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