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Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 June 2011 (USA)
Some Days are Better Than Others is Matt McCormick's poetic, character-driven debut feature-length film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the difficult times seem so sticky.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Brownstein ... Katrina
James Mercer ... Eli
David Wodehouse David Wodehouse ... Otis
Renee Roman Nose Renee Roman Nose ... Camille
Nina Henderson Nina Henderson ... Donation Sorter #1
Oksana Musall Oksana Musall ... Donation Sorter #2
Luke Clements Luke Clements ... The Single Guy
Cora Benesh Cora Benesh ... Single Girl #1
Paige Oster Paige Oster ... Single Girl #2
Amber Arambul Amber Arambul ... Single Girl #3
Corin Tucker ... Grocery Shopper
Gabe Nevins ... Store Employee
Bruce Lawson Bruce Lawson ... Store Manager
Matt McCormick Matt McCormick ... Security Guard
Andrew Dickson Andrew Dickson ... Mr. Bayer


Some Days are Better Than Others is Matt McCormick's poetic, character-driven debut feature-length film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the difficult times seem so sticky.

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3 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Portland, Oregon, USA

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Corin Tucker (one of Carrie Brownstein's band mates/best friends) makes a small cameo in the grocery store scene at the beginning. See more »


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Written and performed by Matthew Robert Cooper
Copywright 2009 Love With Its Course (ASCAP)
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All things considered, a solid movie
7 August 2019 | by joythirstpopSee all my reviews

This movie won't shake your world necessarily, but it does explore necessary-to-life meaningful themes. It's not super high budget, a thrill ride, a romance, a comedy, or anything it like that. It is probably most realistic in terms of things that real people might actually experience, which might turn people off who would prefer primarily to be entertained or excited by movies (maybe to escape real life instead of examining it? but, we all need that sometimes). It also has a lot of kind of interesting from-the-ground Portland vibes without romanticizing it or purposefully exploring it in any way, which for me I appreciate more than can be said for the vibe I get from some other Pac NW movies (or "Portlandia").

This movie actually has some meaning and feeling put into it, and isn't at all overly or overtly infected with the now declining or completely dead trend of what was once hipster-dom. And, being that this movie came out when it did, it would've been very easy for it to have been made like that, and it most likely would have had much more attention or success. Instead, the people who made this movie chose to make something more honest, and I think that's cool and commendable.

I will be honest, I mainly watched it because it had James Mercer in it (though Brownstein is alright too), and I love the Shins. Never heard of this movie except by accident surfing IMDB. Considering that, this movie could have been a whole hell of a lot worse. So, as a pleasant surprise, I will remember it positively.

I feel like its overall rating is unfair and may turn away people who may otherwise enjoy it. So, don't be afraid to give it a chance, if you can find a way to watch it!

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