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'People Places Things' is a smart comedy starring Jemaine Clement as a harried single dad

'People Places Things' is a smart comedy starring Jemaine Clement as a harried single dad

If you are searching for an antidote to the swarm of studio behemoths that dominate the summer movie calendar, relief is at hand. Small, smart and inescapably independent, "People Places Things" has its own offbeat and charmingly low-key way of seeing the world. Engagingly written and directed by James C. Strouse, an indie world veteran ("Grace Is Gone," "The Winning Season"), this character-based comedy about a graphic novelist whipsawed by the emotional demands of the single life, fatherhood included, is both the filmmaker's most personal film and his best one. SIGN UP for the free Indie Focus movies newsletter >> Because it is character...

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