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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Samantha
... Miles
... Allison
... Lindsay
... Jack
... Shy Sarah
... Bill
... Audience Chuck
... Amy
... Bonnie
... Mr. Coughlin
... Psychiatrist
... Pianist Seth
... Natasha
... Gary


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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The spotlight's not for everyone.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bühne des Lebens  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,835, 22 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,417,983, 25 November 2016
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gillian Jacobs has never done improv and was given two weeks of training on improv comedy, despite her appearances on improv podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang. In addition, Kate Micucci had not done improv for years and trained along with Jacobs for their roles. See more »


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 »


Lindsay: You were never inches away from anything.
Miles: Fuck you Lindsay.
Lindsay: You won't. 'Coz I'm not 22 and I'm not your student.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits, pictures taken of the cast during production are being shown. See more »


Miles and Miles
Performed by Yacht (as YACHT)
Courtesy of Downtown Records LLC & Immortal Music Publishing
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Great look at improv community
28 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

An outstanding cast with a really accurate take on improv. The film does a great job showing the different personalities in the group and how they manage to come together as one, only to fall apart in the end. Very insightful work by Birbiglia.

The casting was just about perfect, I loved seeing improv vets like Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher get their chance in this film. The teaching scenes were particularly entertaining. While most improv players won't ever get close to anything like an SNL audition, the ups and downs of an improv group will ring true.

Just about the right length with the requisite sappiness and lover story to tie it all together.

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