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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.

Director:

Mike Birbiglia

Writer:

Mike Birbiglia
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Jacobs ... Samantha
Mike Birbiglia ... Miles
Kate Micucci ... Allison
Tami Sagher ... Lindsay
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jack
Emily Skeggs ... Shy Sarah
Chris Gethard ... Bill
Brandon Scott Jones ... Audience Chuck
Sunita Mani ... Amy
Sondra James ... Bonnie
Richard Kline ... Mr. Coughlin
Glenn Wein ... Psychiatrist
Neil Fleischer ... Pianist Seth
Erin Darke ... Natasha
Gary Richardson ... Gary
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Storyline

Jack (Keegan Michael Key) and 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

"Weekend Live" is a fictional version of Saturday Night Live (1975), where majority of its performers and writers are alumni of improvisation groups. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bill: Your 20s are all about like hope, and then your 30s are all about realizing how dumb it was to hope.
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Crazy Credits

After thanking The Upright Citizens Brigade theater and The Second City, there's a note saying "Thank youuuuuu" referencing the movie's running gag about Bill's father. See more »


Soundtracks

The Pursuit of Happiness
Written by Ben Sollee
Performed by Ben Sollee
Published by Lawrence Graefenburg / pubBLAST! Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of sonaBLAST! Records
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Very good dramedy
28 December 2016 | by miniotdSee all my reviews

One of the best movies of the year. Grounded, realistic, funny, and bittersweet. If you want a pure comedy, this isn't the movie for you. It certainly is funny, but it is also spend a fair chunk of the movie on characters and conflict. It's dramatic parts actually ended up working better than the comedic elements for me.

The acting was surprisingly very good for actors who have made their names in comedy and improv. Gillian Jacobs and Chris Gethard were the standouts, though each of the actors has at least one standout moment.

Not for everyone certainly, but very good and one of the best of the year. I think I'll finally get around to seeing Birbiglia's other movie "Sleepwalk With We" now.


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Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,835, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:

$4,417,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,417,667
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2.35 : 1
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