The men in this summer's slate of indie films are far from ordinary: Colin Farrell stars as a neurotic in the wonderfully weird romantic comedy "The Lobster" and Daniel Radcliffe is a dead guy in "Swiss Army Man." A young Barack Obama is depicted in "Southside with You" and then there is the lovestruck Jesse Eisenberg in "Café Society."
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Men in this summer's indies are also unafraid to share the screen in female-focused films. Take Ethan Hawke in "Maggie's Plan." He's the married man being bounced around between Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore. It opens in select theaters May 20.
Stephen Fry (center) and Xavier Samuel (left) appear in "Love & Friendship," in select theaters now. Based on the Jane Austen novel, the matchmaking-themed comedy stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny and is an absolute hit with critics, earning a 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
"The Lobster" has won raves from critics, featuring Colin Farrell as a nervous man tasked with finding love -- or else he'll turn into the animal of his choosing. The unconventional rom-com, also with Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly and Ben Whishaw, is out now in select theaters.
Jesse Eisenberg stars opposite frequent collaborator Kristen Stewart in Woody Allen's "Café Society," opening in select theaters July 15. In spite of the Cannes Film Festival controversy surrounding Allen, the 1930s-era romantic comedy, also with Blake Lively and Steve Carell, has earned a warm 72 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
Parker Sawyers proves a strong resemblance in silhouette and mannerism to a pre-presidential Barack Obama, depicted in "Southside with You." The film, in theaters Aug. 26, retraces the first date of the future president and first lady (played by Tika Sumpter) as they traverse the southside of Chicago. And yes, critics like it a lot.
Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges star in the Texas-set crime drama "Hell or High Water," about two brothers who hatch a risky plan to save their family's farm. It's set to open Aug. 12.
Forget "Little Women" and get out to see "Little Men," a small-budget comedy with Alfred Molina and Greg Kinnear. The story centers two friends (boys played by newcomers Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri) whose parents battle over a dress shop lease. It opens in select theaters Aug. 5.