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Dean (2016)

(Dean) (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 June 2017 (USA)
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A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Noah
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Partygoer
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Bookstore Employee
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Phone Store Salesman (as Jon Benjamin)
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Trevor
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Naomi
Edward G. Betlow ...
Father of the Bride (as Edward Betlow)
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Groomsman
Leanne Cabrera ...
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All American boy
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June
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Selfie Girl
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Diva
Christian Dautresme ...
Peeing Man with Dog
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Logan
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A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.

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A Comedy About Tragedy

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »
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2 June 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,366, 2 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$248,849, 23 June 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Briga Heelan and Gillian Jacobs also star together in the Netflix series Love (2016). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Voicemail: [beeps] Next saved message.
Karen, Dean's Mother: Hey, Dean, it's Mom. I just wanted to tell your dad and I had the best time with you and Michelle last night. It was so fun visiting you guys in Brooklyn. Anyway, I'll talk to you soon and love you, bye.
[phone beeps]
Voicemail: Message saved.
[voicemail beeps once more]
Robert: Hi, it's your dad. I'm, er, hoping you're alive. If so, call me because I have some important news.
Voicemail: [phone beeps] Message erased.
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Crazy Credits

On the first half of the end credits, Dean's drawings were shown. See more »


Soundtracks

A Closer Walk
Produced and Arranged by Jay Weigel
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Quietly Engaging and Charming
3 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Just finished watching "Dean" and don't have intense thoughts or feelings staying with me as one does with the best films. I did enjoy watching it though, for there was enough thoughtful and humorous content to keep me involved. I think the low-key personality of Dean worked well in showing a young creative man dealing with grief and his own personality issues. I had the sense life wasn't exactly a great fun ride for him even before his mother's death.

The use of his cartoons and his subtle sense of humor served to highlight the troubling aspects of the main characters' lives, including, not only Dean, but Robert (Kevin Kline), and Dean's so-called best friend, Eric. They were all dealing with loneliness and loss in one way or another.

What didn't quite make it with me was the score. I've never been a fan of this type of music which I'll call folksy-pop music. In this case the songs' lyrics related to the action that was taking place, e.g., when Dean makes the somewhat out-of-character move of leaving the airplane just before takeoff because a woman he liked called him, the song's main lyric was "I'm a gambler..." Because I find this music to be almost sappy, having it accompany strong emotional moments seemed corny to me, and didn't enhance a film that already has its elements of nerdiness.

While for me it was a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half, I could see how a viewer who's personally dealing with loss of a loved one might get more out of it.


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