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2 items from 2012

Inside Out 2012: ‘My Best Day’ is as American as a McDonalds apple pie

20 May 2012 4:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

My Best Day

Written and directed by Erin Greenwell

USA, 2012

At one point in the film, Karen (Rachel Style) says that, “I’m sick of all the bullshit streaming out of everyone’s mouth. Including my own”. Out of all the ornate, haphazard, and abject silliness that happens in Erin Greenwell’s My Best Day, this statement is the only point of genuine certitude.

The film begins with Karen, a receptionist at a refrigerator repair shop. Through her narration and a Juno like collage of Polaroid’s, we find that she’s somewhat of an orphan, looking for her estranged father. When she suspects one caller to be her long lost dad, Karen enlists the help of her friend Meagan (Ashlie Atkinson) to find the truth.

Although many of the situations posited in the film are sincere and tenable, the way the film goes about actualizing them is not. Never rooted in reality, »

- Justin Li

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Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #30: Erin Greenwell, 'My Best Day'

11 January 2012 9:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sundance programmer Jon Korn calls "My Best Day" "a charming, up-to-the-minute slice of Americana" and says "Greenwell's quirky script and great ensemble performances ensure that My Best Day is both subversive and sunny." In the film, Karen's (Rachel Style) day goes from bad (she must work on July 4) to crazy (she falls in love and sets off a cascading domino effect of small-town antics). What's it about?  On the 4th of July, Karen may have found the father she never knew. To get to him she'll have to navigate her new trailer park family.  Says Erin Greenwell: "I was a shy kid but this gave me observation. I stumbled across the talent of being a mimic and caricature drawer of hated teachers. I did an unsolicited living history presentation as Butch Cassidy from the Hole in the Wall Gang in the 3rd grade and did not get picked on for it. »

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