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Dean (2016)

(Dean) (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 June 2017 (USA)
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A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.

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Partygoer
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Bookstore Employee
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Phone Store Salesman (as Jon Benjamin)
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Trevor
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Naomi
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Father of the Bride (as Edward Betlow)
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Diva
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Peeing Man with Dog
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A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.

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A Comedy About Tragedy

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »
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2 June 2017 (USA)  »

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$60,366 (USA) (2 June 2017)

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$248,849 (USA) (23 June 2017)
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Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen previously worked together in Life as a House (2001) and Last Vegas (2013). See more »

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[first lines]
Voicemail: [beeps] Next saved message.
Karen, Dean's Mother: Hey, Dean, it's Mom. I just wanted to tell your dad and I had the best time with you and Michelle last night. It was so fun visiting you guys in Brooklyn. Anyway, I'll talk to you soon and love you, bye.
[phone beeps]
Voicemail: Message saved.
[voicemail beeps once more]
Robert: Hi, it's your dad. I'm, er, hoping you're alive. If so, call me because I have some important news.
Voicemail: [phone beeps] Message erased.
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On the first half of the end credits, Dean's drawings were shown. See more »


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A Closer Walk
Produced and Arranged by Jay Weigel
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(Audible Sigh)
22 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Demetri Martin since I was 12/13. His awkward humor and use of drawings had been so funny to look at and I even own one of his books, "This is a Book." When I heard Demetri was soon going to have a film released, I was excited as all hell! So I quickly checked the first run theater where I saw Trainspotting 2 at to see if they had Dean, and was promptly disappointed they weren't screening it. A day later, I saw they WERE screening it and IMMEDIATELY drove over to go see it. I've read reviews saying the film played it safe, which I suppose I have to agree with to some extent. I haven't seen a lot of Rom-comedies, mostly because they all end the same where the couple either gets together or dies, so seeing Dean advertised as a Rom-com worried me. What sets "Dean" apart is it's use of clever cinematography and the fact that unlike other comedies these days, ITS ACTUALLY FUNNY. In a sea of terrible films like "Snatched" or "Office Christmas Party," this film made me laugh from the very beginning and gave me faith in the indie market. The cinematography is also very clever. There's one shot where Dean is sitting in a restaurant drawing and when his dad calls him about selling the house and Dean persistently comes up with reasons why the house shouldn't be sold, we see a young child in the background also drawing on the tablecloth to show how Dean is coming up with childish reasons to avoid selling the house. "DEAN" is one of my favorite films of the year, and I'll definitely go see again because of the clever writing, clever cinematography, superb acting, and also because ITS ACTUALLY FUNNY. Overall, I give "Dean" an 8.6/10.


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