People Places Things

Synopsis: PEOPLE PLACES THINGS tells the story of Will Henry (Jemaine Clement), a newly single graphic novelist father balancing single-parenting his young twin daughters, writers block, a classroom full students, all the while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Jim Strouse
Production: The Film Arcade
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Dad, I made

this flower for you.

Oh, thank you.

Exactly what I needed.

Hey, don't think about eating

that cake yet, Clio, please.

- Oh, please! -Thank you.

Have you seen your mother?


Whoa, there, slugger. Watch

out, don't concuss anyone.

There you go. Could someone super...

Adult supervise them?

Hey, Meanne. Have you

seen Charlie anywhere?

I don't see anything.

The party's outside.

That's not your cape.

I know your parents.

I just, I... I don't think

I want to have kids with you.

And it's not your fault, it's not

anything you've done, it's just that...

Hey, have you guys

seen Charlie?

Who's Charlie?

Have a great party.


Oh, wait. Wait...

It's not

what you think.

I think you've been having sex.

Okay... It is what you think.

But you pushed me into this.

I was just looking

for the matches.

- I think I better go.

- No, stay.

- I want you to be here.

- I'd really like to go.

- Yeah, why don't you go?

- He's not going anywhere.

Okay, well, could he

at least put on a shirt?

This isn't about him!

No, I know,

it's about us but...

I would feel more comfortable

if he had a shirt on.

Fine. Sure...

There. Is that better?

No, of course not,

that's much worse.

I don't care!

Stop looking!

What happened?

I thought we were happy.

You thought we were happy?

Well, happiness is not really

a sustainable condition...

- Right. See what I mean?

- Just take it easy.

I'm sure it's really hard for him

to process all of this so suddenly.

- Shut up!

- Hey, man, I'm...

I know that you're upset, but I'm

just, I'm trying to help here.

I'm gonna fight you.

Please don't. Don't do that.

There are children


Whoa! Oh, my God!

No, no.

Careful! Will...

Ah... Easy...

Stop holding me!

- Get your arms off my arms.

- Calm down, calm down.

The kids are ready to go.

- Take it easy!

- Never mind.

Let me go.

I'm gonna punch you!

I'm not gonna do that

until you calm down.

Forget it, Will. It's over.


- What's over?

- Us.

Us? What, just like that?

It didn't happen

just like that.

We have kids.

Don't drag them into this.

What do you mean,

"Don't drag them into this?"

They're having

a birthday party downstairs.

It takes a lot of courage

to try and change your life.

Oh, yeah...

Well, I admire your bravery.

Don't be bitter, Will.

It doesn't suit you.

Don't be bitter?

How should I be?

I love you.

Then what's the problem?

The problem is...

I don't love my life.

- I'm sorry.

- Oh, you're sorry?

- I'm sorry, too. Yeah.

- Are you?

Happy birthday to you...

Happy birthday to you two...

Happy birthday

Colette and Clio...

Happy birthday to...


- You!

- Okay, who wants cake?

Let's blow it out. -Me...

Okay, here's a tiny, tiny bit for you.

I can't believe you guys

are six years old.

It's like it was yesterday

you were five.

It was yesterday, Dad.

You know what I mean.

Uh, who wants presents?



I got you iPads.

They're not iPads.

Oh, hey!

Hey, Charlie, how are you?

- Yeah, we're at the park.

- How's the girls?

- Oh, yeah, I made them some kites.

- Oh, okay.

Yeah, I made them myself. No...

No, you know...

No, myself, I made them.

- Oh, wow.

- Yeah, they're flying.

Well, they're, they're

kind of flying. Yeah.

Hey, uh, I hope you don't

mind, the girls asked,

if they could stay

a little bit longer.


- Great. Are you sure you don't mind?

- Yeah.

Okay, yeah I'll have them

back before bed, yeah.

I don't want them eating pizza.

Okay, thanks a lot.

Hey, girls, your mom asked if I could

keep you guys busy a little longer.

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Jim Strouse

James C. Strouse is an American screenwriter and film director. He wrote the film Lonesome Jim, directed by Steve Buscemi. He wrote and made his directorial debut with Grace Is Gone starring John Cusack. more…

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