Meanwhile, Dean’s dad Robert (Kevin Kline) deals with his grief somewhat proactively, preparing to sell the too-large-for-one family house, even though Dean tries to block this definitive action at every turn.So reluctant is Dean to go home and clean out his old room that he instead flies to Los Angeles to take a meeting with some boorish web-marketing entrepreneurs who want to use some of his drawings.Funny or Die is teaming up with Next Gen Climate to throw free comedy shows on college campuses around California and get people registered to vote.It’s called Jokes for Votes and it’s like Rock the Vote, but you know, funnier.Rating: PG-13 Run time: 1 hour 27 minutes Director: Demetri Martin Stars: Kevin Kline, Demetri Martin, Mary Steenburgen If you’re looking for an antidote to the latest blow-’em-up blockbuster, it’s hard to find a sweeter, less explosive film in theaters right now than Dean, which won best narrative feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.Costarring Mary Steenburgen and Kevin Kline, Dean is the writing and directing debut of Demetri Martin, 43, who also plays the title role: a cartoonist in Brooklyn who’s silently suffering after the recent death of his mother.
But we have high hopes for this attractive Demetri Martin lookalike, despite his lack of Sundance credentials, and on a hunch went scrounging for more info on the actor. He's too smart to be famous , and during the years when most young actors are in LA, auditioning for X-men roles and taking jobs as waiters to pay the rent, Nick was in the Dominican Republic, studying the link between race and poverty in the third world nation.
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Demetri Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist and a musician. He spent most of his school days studying his puzzle books and teaching himself a set of ‘useless talents’ such as juggling, riding a unicycle, and being ambidextrous.
Their midlife courtship is the film’s most compelling — Carol recognizes Robert’s grip on the past as a daunting roadblock. And Martin, a former contributor to The Daily Show and writer for Late Night With Conan O’Brien, portrays the awkward Dean with appealing, understated humor.
When Robert wonders why his son doesn’t reunite with a former girlfriend — “You guys were so good together! We’re really great.” It’s no spoiler to note that father and son begin to accept and temper their grief, reengaging with the world (and each other).