People Places Things

People Places Things

People Places Things

Jemaine Clement (What We Do in the Shadows) is a down-in-the-dumps dad with two daughters in this Sundance dramedy, suddenly made single-ish when his partner cheats on him with an off-Broadway monologist.

"From the moment graphic novelist Will (Clement) accidentally walks in on his wife, Charlie, with another man, his life officially begins to suck. Not only is he exiled from Brooklyn to a tiny studio apartment in Astoria and forced to see his adorable twin daughters only on weekends, but, according to Charlie, the separation is all his fault. As he muddles through single fathering and teaching college, a defeated Will sits up nights at his drafting table, illustrating his frustrations and loneliness—aptly symbolised by an ever-growing brick wall jammed between him and his family. When a student challenges Will to pursue new people, places, and things, his obsessions—both graphic and real—take new form." (Sundance Film Festival)

2015Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references & nudity87 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent
96%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Setting its sights on amiability over artistry, People Places Things offers an easy-going blend of comedy and drama that would be unremarkable, and almost certainly not playing cinemas, were it not for the presence of one Jemaine Clement. In this small-scale, New York-set, tale, Clement gets to stretch his wings in ways he doesn’t get to often enough – keeping his Kiwi accent for starters, and allowed to bring an understated awkwardness to proceedings that’s closer to earlier career efforts than recent over-the-top roles.

2.0

Stuff, & Love like that...

People, Places, Things Well, Jermaine Clements has come a long way since the early ‘Flight of the Concords’ and the “lets agree to disagree” from ‘M.I.B.3’. This was a moving art house/comedy that reminds me of 'When Harry met Sally’, ‘Juno’ or ‘Jerry Maguire’ with it’s realism and authentic words/thoughts of the characters. Genre : Comedy, realism, basic...

5.0

A gentle, sweet movie

Jemaine Clement brings his dry humour to a very sunny New York. Great to see the graphic novel as a plot base and there were some lovely moments, particularly when they seemed more improvised. Thanks for the chance to see it, Flicks!

3.0

OK RomCom

Some funny scenarios and excellent lines delivered by Jemaine. Some of the characters will annoy the heck out of you (intentionally), and I found it a bit weak in that regard. The ex-girlfriend character was particularly badly written. Still enjoyed it, though!

3.0

Unnecessary

Not really that funny. The acting was average by almost the whole cast. At the end of the film I wondered why this was made. Do we really need another love story set in New York?

2.0

Sweet and interesting

Very funny. Lovely cinematography and illustrations. The characters were interesting, I especially loved the twin girls they were so very cute and funny. Pulled along with the story, Jermaine was his usual dry, comical self and did not disappoint.

3.0

People, Places, Things...

A thoughtful, smart comedy with a small cast. Jemaine Clement and Regina are both great comedians who played their characters well. Funny movie and I had a good laugh ♥♥♥

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

For a film with one eye on messy, real emotions, [it] undercuts itself with goofy humor.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A movie that, much like the insufferable Charlie, can't make up its mind about where to go or how to get there.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Clement’s unique comic timing and his character’s wonderful artwork add to this film...

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A small film in the very best sense.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A superb, comically gifted cast helps writer-director Jim Strouse lift this quite a few cuts above his previous work as well as above the general run of films about modern life and relationships.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Has a real warmth and charm thanks to the undeniable appeal of comedian Jemaine Clement.

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Setting its sights on amiability over artistry, People Places Things offers an easy-going blend of comedy and drama that would be unremarkable, and almost certainly not playing cinemas, were it not for the presence of one Jemaine Clement. In this small-scale, New York-set, tale, Clement gets to stretch his wings in ways he doesn’t get to often enough – keeping his Kiwi accent for starters, and allowed to bring an understated awkwardness to proceedings that’s closer to earlier career efforts than recent over-the-top roles.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

For a film with one eye on messy, real emotions, [it] undercuts itself with goofy humor.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A movie that, much like the insufferable Charlie, can't make up its mind about where to go or how to get there.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Clement’s unique comic timing and his character’s wonderful artwork add to this film...

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A small film in the very best sense.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A superb, comically gifted cast helps writer-director Jim Strouse lift this quite a few cuts above his previous work as well as above the general run of films about modern life and relationships.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Has a real warmth and charm thanks to the undeniable appeal of comedian Jemaine Clement.

Stuff, & Love like that...

People, Places, Things Well, Jermaine Clements has come a long way since the early ‘Flight of the Concords’ and the “lets agree to disagree” from ‘M.I.B.3’. This was a moving art house/comedy that reminds me of 'When Harry met Sally’, ‘Juno’ or ‘Jerry Maguire’ with it’s realism and authentic words/thoughts of the characters. Genre : Comedy, realism,...

5.0

A gentle, sweet movie

Jemaine Clement brings his dry humour to a very sunny New York. Great to see the graphic novel as a plot base and there were some lovely moments, particularly when they seemed more improvised. Thanks for the chance to see it, Flicks!

3.0

OK RomCom

Some funny scenarios and excellent lines delivered by Jemaine. Some of the characters will annoy the heck out of you (intentionally), and I found it a bit weak in that regard. The ex-girlfriend character was particularly badly written. Still enjoyed it, though!

3.0

Unnecessary

Not really that funny. The acting was average by almost the whole cast. At the end of the film I wondered why this was made. Do we really need another love story set in New York?

2.0

Sweet and interesting

Very funny. Lovely cinematography and illustrations. The characters were interesting, I especially loved the twin girls they were so very cute and funny. Pulled along with the story, Jermaine was his usual dry, comical self and did not disappoint.

3.0

People, Places, Things...

A thoughtful, smart comedy with a small cast. Jemaine Clement and Regina are both great comedians who played their characters well. Funny movie and I had a good laugh ♥♥♥

3.0