How to Be (2008)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Jan 18, 2008 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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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coming-of-age, inheritance, self-discovery, singer/songwriter