A few years ago my therapist suggested I keep a journal of the awkward moments occurring in my life. Around the same time audiences were demanding more material, so I started sending this ... See full summary »
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Lucy has a new husband, a new home and a new baby, but old ghosts won't let her be. She tries to help the tortured souls break free of their torment and move on, but soon finds these ghosts don't want her help.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia lost 20 pounds to play the role he based on himself. See more »
When Matt is working the bar and trying to speak with Abby about having a "breather," the beer bottles on the bar appear and disappear between shots. See more »
I really feel like our whole lives, no matter how low our self esteem gets, there's a part of us that thinks, 'I have a secret, special skill that no one knows about.' And, eventually, we meet someone who's like, "You have a secret, special skill." And you're like, "I know! So do you!" And that's love.
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Mike Birbiglia's semi-autobiographical one-man show is turned into a movie. He is loser struggling comedian who's actually more of a bartender at a comedy club. Lauren Ambrose is Abby, his girlfriend who's too good for him. Abby starts to pressure him to marry her, and he starts walking in his sleep under the stress.
It has the air of real life. However I just couldn't shake the question that probably everybody asked while watching this movie. "Why did she stay with this loser?"
Mike probably played up his loserness too much at the beginning. His acting at the start had no energy at all. It just made it hard to understand why Abby would ever stay with him. There is an imaginative explanation based on real life. But it still isn't quite satisfying.
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