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Here Today

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2021
  • Billy Crystal
  • 93 mins
  • 12

Summary

When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Comedy drama, directed by and starring Billy Crystal, with Tiffany Haddish

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Helming a theatrical feature for the first time since 1995's Forget Paris, Billy Crystal is also the star of a film that follows ageing comedy writer Charlie Burnz. Diagnosed with dementia, he is keeping it from his family and co-workers. However, when he strikes up a new friendship with younger singer Emma (Tiffany Haddish), her no-nonsense attitude makes mincemeat of Charlie's attempts to deny his condition. The film works best in the early scenes that document the characters' burgeoning bond, but the flat direction and fluctuating performances struggle to lift a film that has a tendency toward the saccharine. Particularly ill-judged are the flashbacks recalling Charlie's dead wife (Louisa Krause), and the will-they-won't-they nature of Emma and Charlie's relationship. Penned by Crystal and Alan Zweibel, based on Zweibel's short story, Here Today struggles to convince when it kicks into a more emotional gear and, ultimately, the weighty issues overwhelm a film that seems more comfortable in a minor key.

Credits

Cast

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Charlie BurnzBilly Crystal
Emma PaygeTiffany Haddish
Sharon StoneSharon Stone
RexPenn Badgley
Kevin KlineKevin Kline
FrancineLaura Benanti
CarrieLouisa Krause

Crew

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DirectorBilly Crystal

Details

Released on
2021-09-03
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, sexual references.
Formats
Colour
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