Monday, August 22, 2016

Don't Think Twice 2016

Although not the laugh fest that I was hoping for, Mike Birbiglia's cozy and comfy comedy "Don't Think Twice" should bring smiles and yes some laugh out loud moments for you. Set in Hipsterville , which is sometimes known as New York City it tells the story of a group of 6 friends who are part of an improv troupe trying to make it big or at least stay afloat in the rough and tumble world of comedy/theatre. The troupe is made up of some very nice and real characters, all with flaws but generally nice people who are quite capable of jealousy and fangs especially when it comes to competing for a spot on the long running comedy show Weekend Live better known in the real world as Saturday Night live. Some of the stuff is a little too pat, and the ending is too gooey and smiley for me, but Gillian Jacobs imitations of Katherine Hepburn and Gena Rowlands in "A Woman Under The Influence" had me howling and is alone worth the price of a ticket. Clever and knowing with lots of winks the writer, director and actor Birbiglia should have a fine career judging by this little peanut of a movie.


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