Synopsis: You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. [Synopsis courtesy of Palisades Tartan]
Round-up: The critics are sending out a resounding call to see "You, the Living." V.A. Musetto of the New York Post calls it "the funniest movie of 2009 (so far)" and goes on to ... praise the director, "Andersson has a one-of-a-kind style that not all viewers will appreciate. His humor is not at all like Hollywood's. His is leisurely and cerebral -- two words never heard in La La Land." A.O. Scott offers a paradoxical endorsement: "The film is slow, rigorously morose and often painful in its blunt reckoning of disappointment and failure. It is also extremely funny." In Empire, David Parksinson finds a comparison in a comedic master, "Recalling the work of Jacques Tati, this is a grim but amusing and ultimately successful effort." Comparing it to the master of bromantic comedies, New York Press'sArmond White says, "More laughs—belly-deep, thought-provoking ones—are to be had in the first 10 minutes of Roy Andersson’s 'You, the Living' than in all of Judd Apatow’s 'Funny People.'"