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The Answer Man (2009)

The Answer Man

Overview


Genre

Romance, Comedy

Release Date

July 24, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Hindman

Producer

Jana Edelbaum, Kevin J. Messick

Screenwriter

John Hindman

Starring

Story


From first-time director John Hindman, comes "The Answer Man", a romantic comedy starring Jeff Daniels (The Squid and the Whale), Lauren Graham ("Gilmore Girls") and Lou Taylor Pucci (Thumbsucker). Arlen Faber (Daniels) is the reclusive author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into over 100 languages. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers.

Arlen's life collides with Elizabeth (Graham), a single mom raising her seven year-old son, and Kris (Taylor Pucci), a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue. The film also stars Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno).

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Lauren Graham stars as Elizabeth and Jeff Daniels stars as Arlen Faber in Magnolia Pictures' The Answer Man (2009)
Jeff Daniels stars as Arlen Faber and Lou Taylor Pucci stars as Kris Lucas in Magnolia Pictures' The Answer Man (2009)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Brutally banal chitchat about life and love ensues..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..offers little clarity..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..a diverting dramedy of human and spiritual connection..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]