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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

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) & 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.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Oportunidade 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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Liz: I'm pregnant.
Miles: Oh! Um... great. That was fast. Usually it takes atleast four to six weeks.
Liz: [interrupting] No... it's this guy I met in Brazil, I'm pretty sure.
Miles: The... the silent retreat guy? The...
Liz: Yeah.
Miles: Silent guy, was it? You guys just got straight to it, no talking?
Liz: Yeah. No words required.
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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 »


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40 Watt
Written by Ben Elkins
Performed by ELEL
Courtesy of Mom + Pop
By arrangement with Hidden Track Music
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Birbiglia's Love Letter to All Creative Performers
11 September 2016 | by follin-gregSee 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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