6.7/10
15,965
80 user 94 critic

Don't Think Twice (2016)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 July 2016 (USA)
Trailer
2:25 | Trailer
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
7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mike Birbiglia tells stories about his life as a semi-famous comedian/filmmaker and reflects on the meaning of good or bad jokes.

Directors: Seth Barrish, Mike Birbiglia
Stars: Mike Birbiglia
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A few years ago my therapist suggested I keep a journal of the awkward moments occurring in my life. Around the same time audiences were demanding more material, so I started sending this ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Birbiglia
Documentary | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mike Birbiglia tells the touching story of his believing and disbelieving in love.

Director: Seth Barrish
Stars: Mike Birbiglia
Brad's Status (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

Director: Mike White
Stars: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer
Mike Birbiglia: The New One (TV Special 2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Seth Barrish
Stars: Mike Birbiglia
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver
Obvious Child (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Director: Gillian Robespierre
Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann
Christine (2016)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

Director: Antonio Campos
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

When an aspiring actress loses her support system in one fell swoop, she sets out with a stolen script, her brother, and his boyfriend to make a movie.

Director: Michael Urie
Stars: Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Ashlie Atkinson
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Mike Birbiglia
Stars: Jack Antonoff, Mike Birbiglia
Other People I (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly
Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The spotlight's not for everyone.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Oportunidade See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,835, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:

$4,417,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,417,667
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Mike Birbiglia Jimmy Carr agreed to take the role of a fake TV psychic, but the character was lost as 'it was too much of a digression'. See more »

Goofs

In the special thanks section of the credits, Jordan Klepper's name is misspelled as Jordon Klepper. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherokee
Written by Ben Elkins
Performed by ELEL
Courtesy of Mom + Pop
By arrangement with Hidden Track Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The movie is really more or less a character study of a group of very different people all trying for the same goal & funny
5 December 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Fall and then figure out what to do on the way down." Miles (Birbiglia) has been running a improv troupe for many years and is still waiting for his big break. Everyone in the group is excited when scouts from the show Weekend Live show up one night. Everyone is riding high after the show but when Jack (Key) is the only one chosen the lives of every start to change. Reality hits everyone and they all begin to wonder what their lives are really about. This is a good movie, but not really for everyone. There is some funny comedy in this, but the movie is really more or less a character study of a group of very different people all trying for the same goal. The movie is more dramatic than I expected and feels very real, which adds to the enjoyment of this. Overall, funny and just real. Not for everyone, feels like a stage play but I did like it. I give this a B.


39 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 80 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed