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Funny Ha Ha (2002)

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Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Dollenmayer ...
Marnie
Mark Herlehy ...
Grady (tattoo artist)
Christian Rudder ...
Alex
Jennifer L. Schaper ...
Rachel
Myles Paige ...
Dave
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Wyatt
Danny Miller ...
Gary (engineer)
Mark Capraro ...
Travis (engineering assoc.)
Sabrina Hawthorne ...
Laurie (engineer)
Lissa Patton Rudder ...
Susan
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Mitchell
William Westfall ...
Jeff (party guest)
Jed McCaleb ...
Lance (party guest)
Sheila Dubman ...
Kimberly (temp boss)
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Jed (roommate)
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Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs between awkward romantic alternatives and even less suitable jobs. Written by Anonymous

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Marnie: Hey, if you could move anywhere, if you were moving out of here, just anywhere in the country, or anywhere I guess, where would you move?
Alex: I dunno. I guess a better question is: if you were thirteen feet tall, would you rather be that or have eyes on the stalks on top of your head?
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Disappointing, but has its moments
19 June 2003 | by (Hollywood, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw "Funny Ha Ha" at the IFP LA Film Festival on June 18, 2003. It's an attempt at naturalistic filmmaking. It has its moments, but the movie intentionally has no plot, and for some reason this works against the film (ha ha). "Life has no plot" is the theme, but they picked a life that's not too interesting, the life of "Marnie" played by Kate Dollenmayer. Incidently, in real life she is or was the roommate of the director (Bujalski), and they are both graduate film students. So you have the educated elite portraying what they think "real life" is all about.

Since is was a film festival, I got to ask the director (Andrew Bujalski) about the ending (no spoiler here). I found the ending quite disappointing, but he (and others in the audience) seemed to find the ending satisfactory since the end wasn't "pat." His explanation of the low-budget process of making the movie, and his decision to film it on 16mm film in Boston were actually more interesting than the movie itself.

The characters in this film are white college graduates who are happy or unhappy with their lives after graduation. It's hard to root for any of them, they basically come across as a whiny elite who live in nice apartments and complain about their shallow lives... it's pretty forgetable. Bujalski is quite skilled as both an actor and a director, but he needs a more compelling story to tell, where we actually care about what happens in the next scene.


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