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'Are You Here' is a gentle buddy movie with charm
'Are You Here' is a gentle buddy movie with charm

Hopes have run understandably high for the first major feature film effort from Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer of TV's brilliant "Mad Men." But between some negative advance reviews and a reportedly underwhelming debut at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, "Are You Here," which Weiner directed from a script he first wrote more than a decade ago, has been shaping up as a disappointment. However, taken on its own terms — that is, as a buddy picture of modest but distinct ambitions — "Are You Here" proves a gently immersive, ingratiating, often witty character comedy with a pair of comfortably effective lead...

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