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Don't Think Twice (2016)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 July 2016 (USA)
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When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

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Bill
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JACK (Keegan Michael Key) & his girlfriend Samantha (Gillian Jacobs) are a perfect couple who are also Teammates on a popular improv group that perform at a struggling comedy spot in NYC. Together, the team has a family like bond but individually they have their personal dreams of being on the weekly television show "This Weekend Live". Written by inhollywoodtv

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Rated R for language and some drug use
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$92,835 (USA) (22 July 2016)

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$4,417,983 (USA) (25 November 2016)
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During filming of The Commune's stage performances, the Steadicam operator improvised camera shots as the cast performed. See more »

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When Bill reads a Huffington Post article about Jack's casting, it explains that Daniel Radcliffe will be hosting the season premiere. When Lindsay reads a LaughSpin article, it says Ben Stiller will be hosting the season premiere. When the season premiere finally occurs, Lena Dunham hosts. See more »

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[the commune is watching weekend live on TV]
Bill: We've been replaced... by Ben Stiller.
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Birbiglia's Love Letter to All Creative Performers
11 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Written, directed by, and starring stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia, Don't Think Twice is a heartfelt love letter to all creative performers, particularly those not so young anymore, still scrambling to make a living in a very competitive field. It must take a lot of nerve for artists to resist safer careers in more modest vocations (what up accounting, I'll see you tomorrow!), and Birbiglia aims to recognize this in his very personal drama. Don't be fooled by the funny people on the poster, this is not a comedy, it's a drama ABOUT comedy.

The film centers on an improv troupe of six people who are also best friends, roommates, and lovers when they are not at the offshoot theater where they perform. One of the more interesting ideas is the honest portrayal of how one might feel towards the perceived success of a good friend in a make or break industry. Sure, you're smiling on the outside, but inside…"you lucky SOB."

The movie also throws some serious shade at Saturday Night Live, an institution that I have to assume some of the cast auditioned for at some point in real life. Costarring Keegan-Michael Key and the lovely Gillian Jacobs, Don't Think Twice is one of a kind and worth the trip to the indie theater.


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