Philip is talented, successful, arrogant and kind of an asshole. However, when played by Jason Schwartzman, you’ll still want to hang out with guy even if he drives you nuts. And that’s the beauty of Alex Ross Perry‘s “Listen Up Philip,” an acerbic, acidic look at creative types and their selfish obsessions.
Joining Schwartzman is a great ensemble cast, including Elisabeth Moss as his slowly-losing-patience girlfriend, Jonathan Pryce as his Gore Vidal-like mentor, and Krysten Ritter, Eric Bogosian, Jess Weixler and Dree Hemingway, in a movie that we’ve loved to pieces. Our own review out of Sundance called it “riotously funny,” while we logged the movie on our Best Films Of 2014 So Far and Best Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival lists respectively. This new trailer highlights that, for all sourness of the main character, there is also a light, Woody Allen-esque tone as well.
“Listen Up Philip” arrives on October 17th and will play the New York Film Festival.