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1,131 Ratings

Listen Up Philip

Directed by Alex Ross Perry
United States, 2014
Comedy, Drama


A story about changing seasons and changing attitudes, a newly accomplished writer faces mistakes and miseries affecting those around him, including his girlfriend, her sister, his idol, his idol’s daughter, and all the ex-girlfriends and enemies that lie in wait on the open streets of New York.

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Listen Up Philip Directed by Alex Ross Perry

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Special Jury Prize

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

2014 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actress

2014 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actress

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Screenplay

This sort of mature perspective is a rare thing, and Listen Up Philip establishes Perry as a major talent.
October 16, 2014
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Listen Up Philip was for me the most intelligent, original, intricate and best-directed narrative film of Sundance this year… Rarely has a narcissistic, unsecure male artist’s creative process been dissected with such accuracy. This is the world we live in.
March 23, 2014
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…Perry himself is not yet even 30. That gives this remarkably achieved feature a precocity nearly equal to that of the prodigal fiction writer who rests at its center, honing his craft at the expense of any and all meaningful relationships in his life. It’s a familiar tale, but one told by Perry with immense filmmaking verve and novelistic flourish, and acted by an exceptional ensemble cast.
February 11, 2014
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