Yawn. Poorly Filmed Snooze Fest.
Very well executed
It's simply great fun, a winsome film and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
Don't Think Twice is a thoughtful film but not really a funny comedy of a New York based improvisational troupe called The Commune whose members have to re-examine their goals when one of them has been recruited to a Saturday Night Live type show.Jack (Keegan-Michael Key) life begins to change as he needs to keep his new television paymasters happy, he slowly retreats from his comedy pals some of them who are jealous of his success.Director/writer/actor Mike Birbiglia has written a love letter to improvisational comedy and the stage scenes were improvised. The actors who got training for this type of comedy perform it well but as with much improvisational comedy it never is that funny.The drama of one person's success on the others does make for a better drama and watch our for a Ben Stiller cameo.
Did the people who scored this low even see the same movie I did? This is a fantastic, lovely, bittersweet, heartwarming and charming indie film about friendship, love, and improv. It's directed by Mike Bribiglia and produced by Ira Glass, with some fantastic talented actors in front of the camera. I highly recommend, if you're reading this, that you see it!
There is always someone out there that is going to say a certain movie is great simply because it has that "artsy" or "independent" feel to it, regardless if the movie is good or not. That is the only reason this movie can have the overly generous rating it has.I get that it's not a comedy, but shouldn't at least the few improv scenes they show be mildly funny? OK so I got over that I wasn't going to laugh at all during the movie, but then for a drama it was simply flat and boring. I never felt anything for the characters, even though the acting wasn't bad. The "commune" actors didn't seem to have a believable chemistry to where you really felt for them.I grasped that the movie wasn't really plot-driven and its intent was to show struggling actors and how they deal with things like selfishness, self doubt, compassion, etc., but I just found the presentation of it a big yawner.
While this isn't quite what i had hoped for, i enjoyed it. Did the film provide improv and some humor? Yes. Was the story enjoyable? Slightly. I wasn't sure just what to expect as the film ad looked both comedic and dramatic. I think the cast worked, and there was even a SNL set time, a Ben Stiller drop in or two. I could've done without some of the not so subtle left-wing leanings, whether they have good points on some issues is subjugated to there whinning, that didn't ruin my overall viewing experience. The troupes personal and group meanderings weren't bad and i enjoyed the improv theater and the comedic exchanges. The characters crisis was understandable for most of the age groups in the film. I would have liked a different ending, something more concise, still it was a good film all in all. I would like to see more from the cast and the production, this was a well done Indie.