Coming to VOD nationwide and digital platforms on March 12, Bob Byington’s Somebody Up There Likes Me is an offbeat comedy that delighted audiences at the 2012 SXSW. Heralded by The Hollywood Reporter as “highly original and delightfully unorthodox...like a Todd Solondz film directed by Wes Anderson,” the film features an all-star indie cast led by Nick Offerman and Keith Poulson.
The film skips through 35 years in the life of Max Youngman (Poulson), following him through his courtship and marriage to Lyla (Jess Weixler), also the object of affection for his best friend Sal (Offerman). Never seeming to age, Max and the adults characters closest to him stumble in and out of comically misguided relationships and happenstances that are seamlessly woven together by the animated vignettes provided by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly). Somebody Up There Likes Me is one smart and quirky satire that opens all kinds of possibilities for the comic genre.
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