A few weeks ago Dave O. from MovieSet.com asked me to do a review of how to be. It’s been posted on their site here. I’m posting it here on ToR as well so here it is. Let me know what you think.
‘How to Be,’ a movie written and produced by Oliver Irving, is a story that revolves around a young man named Arthur Freeman (Robert Pattinson), a struggling musician who just got dumped by his girlfriend.
Art goes through a quarter-life crisis and desperately needs to find himself. Unfortunately for Art he is surrounded by people who have as many problems, if not more, than he does. Although, mind you, they are better at hiding them than he is.
Art decides to take matters into his own hands and starts looking for ways to “cure” himself. While doingso he stumbles upon the self-help book It’s Not Your Fault written by Dr. Ellington (Powell Jones). Art, believing that this may very well be the solution to his problems, contacts Dr. Ellington who travels from Canada to England to help Art.
The arrival of Dr. Ellington creates all sorts of issues for Art. While he believes Dr. Ellington is helping him it actually generates more chaos in his life. Hilarity ensues (shut up in your face) and How to Be becomes a blame game where everyone blames each other for their problems, while forgetting to look at themselves to find the true underlying issues.
Infused with British humour, How to Be is sure to make you laugh. The characters are brilliantly played by the entire cast. Pattinson shines in the role of the adorkable Art, a role as far removed from Edward Cullen (The Twilight Saga) as can be. Pattinson shows us that he has more than one trick up his sleeve and a promising acting career ahead of him. Irving truly manages to convey how people often try to hide their own problems and project them onto others.
The How to Be DVD comes with great bonus features including behind the scene and audition footage, a Comcast interview with Robert Pattinson and much more.
How to Be is definitely a great movie and a must see, because sometimes we all need a little help.
A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.