How To Be

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Overview

Officially an adult but locked into a perpetual phase of arrested development, an aimless twentysomething attempts to make sense of his go-nowhere life after being dumped by his girlfriend and forced to move back home with his parents. Art may still be far from mid-life, but no one can deny that he's having a crisis. When his attempts at establishing himself as a sensitive singer/songwriter fail, Art dips into his inheritance money in order to experiment with a variety of new-age therapies and hire an eccentric ...
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Overview

Officially an adult but locked into a perpetual phase of arrested development, an aimless twentysomething attempts to make sense of his go-nowhere life after being dumped by his girlfriend and forced to move back home with his parents. Art may still be far from mid-life, but no one can deny that he's having a crisis. When his attempts at establishing himself as a sensitive singer/songwriter fail, Art dips into his inheritance money in order to experiment with a variety of new-age therapies and hire an eccentric self-help guru. Gradually, Art begins to make sense of the dysfunctional relationship he shares with his frustrated parents, and understand the unique role he plays in his small but close-knit social circle.
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Special Features

Trailer; Behind the Scenes; Making Of; Commentary; Comcast Interview with Robert Pattison; Audition Footage of Robert Pattinson; Still Gallery; A Sneak Preview of the New Web Series Life Is Just A Game from the Makers of How To Be
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • UPC: 030306950594
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ifc Independent Film
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 75,585

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Pattinson Arthur
Rebecca Pidgeon Mother
Jeremy Hardy Jeremy
Powell Jones Dr. Ellington
Alisa Arnah Jessica
Michael Irving Father
Mike Pearce Nikki
Johnny White Ronny
Technical Credits
Oliver Irving Director, Screenwriter
Urvashi Chand Casting
Lucy Harvey Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Hastings Score Composer
Tim Hoggard Executive Producer
Harry Hyman Executive Producer
Reuben Irving Editor
Justin Kelly Producer
Mirabel Kelly Executive Producer
Bernard Kelly Executive Producer
Sarah Needham Executive Producer
Iain Sanderson Executive Producer
Paul Swann Cinematographer
Nic Tuft Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- How to Be
1. Sad and Unhappy [2:17]
2. Work in Progress [5:48]
3. Back Home [5:25]
4. Trying to Get Fixed [5:58]
5. My Protégé [4:33]
6. Dr. Levi Ellington [4:55]
7. C.O.F.F.I.N [5:28]
8. Jam Session [5:26]
9. A Cluttered Mind [5:42]
10. Family Time [4:45]
11. Going Out [4:46]
12. The Bar [6:07]
13. Parents [5:55]
14. Goodbye, Old [8:07]
15. Doin' Fine [4:59]
16. End Credits [4:32]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- How to Be
   Play
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Trailer
      Behind The Scenes
      The Making of How To Be
      Comcast Interview with Robert Pattinson
      Audition Footage
      Still Gallery
      Sneak Preview
   Setup
      Audio
         English 5.1 Surround
         Director's Commentary
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Spanish
         Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not so Great

    I was not that happy with the movie, but the actor was nice to watch, the movie just wasn't that great!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great British Comedy!

    I really enjoy this film. I got it after I got the soundtrack. It's a typicl British comedy and at times it's also kind of sad. The character Art played by Robert Pattinson is very pathetic at times and yet as you get into the movie you can actually totally understand why! His parents are the one's with the real problems not Art but they project their unhappiness onto him. The script was well written and the actors all were very relatable. I would recomend this movie to anyone who likes British humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing Film

    An amazing work by Oliver Ivring. Not only showing bits of humor and intellect, it also incites your emotions until you are wholeheartedly rooting for the characters. The movie provides incredible performances by all the actors especially that of Robert Pattinson(Arthur/Art. Pattinson's talent and his range of capability is once again expressed in this film. How To Be can be an enjoyable for anyone in the family. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll walk away with a new profound feeling of life and its pains.

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    Posted November 17, 2009

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