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How To Be

Released on 18 May 2009

Featuring: Robert Pattinson, Rebecca Pidgeon & Jeremy Hardy

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

4.0 out of 5 (6 customer reviews) | Write a review

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What do you do when you're hit by a "quarter-life crisis"?

At first fancying himself an "enigmatic poet", twenty-something Art gradually realises that he must take action if he's going to escape his life as a struggling musician. The answer comes within the pages of a self-help book entitled "It's Not Your Fault". Not content to just draw inspiration from its pages, Art invites the elderly author of the book to live with him and his parents, sparking off a painfully funny journey into dysfunction but towards fulfilment.

Starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as neurotic musician Art, How To Be is a timely take on extended adolescence, frustrated creativity and the self-help phenomenon. This wry relationship comedy is directed by Oliver Irving from his own screenplay with contributions from Johnny White and Joe Hastings.
  • Making of documentary 'How To Make How To Be' (20mins)
  • Extended Scenes (26mins)
  • Audio Commentary with Oliver Irving (Director), Joe Hastings (Composer), Mike Pearce and Johnny White

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| | See all Christineee's reviews (2)

yes finally this is coming out on dvd!!
so excited!
rob did this before twilight and i recommend it for any fan of his work.
there is much more to this actor than just twilight.
i can't wait to see this :)

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| | See all Loulaaa's reviews (5)

I recommend this to all Rob fans... He plans a very endearing character and he was funny in a "self pitying" and dry kind of way :) x


| | See all nitnit's reviews (1)

I was quite down in the dumps when i watched this film, (as it was said to be quite funny) So i put it on one night, and oh my god, i now feel great about my life, rob plays a great role, of some one who's life just can't seem to get any worse but does. A really good film for making you smile when you are down. Well acted.


| | See all lyilaa's reviews (2)

nice and fun movie to watch
robert pattinson is once again amazing in his acting
the movie may give some people some answers but it's mostly just fun :D

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i got this film because im a fan of rob, and wanted to see him out of the twilight or harry potter film. it's a intresing film and very funny at some points. i wouldn't say its the best film ever, because its a bit hard to follow and understand. you need to just not think in to much when watching it and then you will get it , lol.

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ActorsRobert Pattinson, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Hardy, Powell Jones, Mike Pearce, Johnny White, Michael Irving, Alisa Arnah & Michael Williams
DirectorOliver Irving
Certificate15 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 1.78:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Duration1 hour and 22 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.