“Are you here”: Film review

Starring Owen Wilson as Steve Dallas, a stoner womanizing weatherman without a purpose who is always cleaning up after his childhood stoner bipolar friend Ben Baker (played by Zach Galifianakis), and featuring Amy Poehler as Ben’s somewhat heartless money-seeking sister who is infuriated when he inherits most of the significant estate after his estranged father dies.
Along the way, the film somehow attempts to tackle the topics of addiction, sobriety, mental imbalance, but there’s a great deal of oversimplification.
An entertaining watch, but while a kiss in the torrential rain may be a cinematic way of showing some kind of Great Gesture of Change, the film and the character developments are ultimately unconvincing.

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