"I don't want you seeing my movie!" Texan film director Bob Byington sternly waved a finger at me in the lobby of our hotel in Lisbon, staring down at me through his green glasses. "I am serious. Don't see it! Don't you dare come to the screening! I absolutely don't want you to be there!"
Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten.
Somebody Up There Likes Me is a caustic exploration of youth, relationships and death. In some strange way, the movie is uplifting. The message is live your life, for all its trivial beauty and insignificant happiness.