Listen Up Philip (2014)

Alex Ross Perry directs Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss and Jonathan Pryce in this indie comedy where an arrogant author starts a friendship with a prickly old writing legend that might foretell of his own impending loneliness and frustrations.

There are some neat observations here. The graphic design of a lifetime of novel covers feels spot on, the voice over narration from Eric Bogosian is a nice affectation and the always welcome Elisabeth Moss gets a lengthy interlude to herself as the ex rebuilding her life. But in the main this never really completes it first lap, feeling like sub Noah Baumbach musings rather than anything worth your time.

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