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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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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 »

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Official Sites:

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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Allison's drawings that are shown in the film, and excerpts from her graphic novel, are Kate Micucci's own artwork. See more »

Goofs

In the special thanks section of the credits, Jordan Klepper's name is misspelled as Jordon Klepper. 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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During the first part of the credits, pictures taken of the cast during production are being shown. See more »


Soundtracks

What Would I Do
Written and Performed by Leigh Ann Yost
Published by Basic Needs Music / pubBLAST! Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of sonaBLAST! Records
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LJ's QR: Light-Hearted Comedy + Relatable Characters
11 July 2016 | by ljsmoviesSee all my reviews

LJ'S QUICK MOVIE REVIEW

"Don't Think Twice", directed by Mike Birbiglia, is light-hearted comedy that follows the story of a small, six-member improv group called The Commune. The Commune is essentially a closely knit team, with each member complementing the other.

However, when Jack, an ambitious member of The Commune, gets the opportunity to join 'Weekend Live!' (a huge entertainment company), he faces a unique situation. He wants to achieve greater success, but doesn't want to leave his faithful and hardworking team behind.

The well-written script is elevated by the great organic performances put forth by Keegan-Michael Key (Jack), Gillian Jacobs, Birbiglia, and the rest of the cast. Every single character has moments of self-doubt, self-discovery, and emotional conflict.

Overall, "Don't Think Twice" is definitely a comedy worth watching because it explores the themes of envy, loyalty, and a sense of belonging through dynamic characters we can all relate to.

LJ's Grade: B


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