Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice" is a hilarious, brilliant, and heartfelt journey

When I first saw the trailer for "Don't Think Twice" before it's premier at the Tribeca Film Festival, I knew that this film was meant for me. As many of you know, I have a great passion for improv and sketch comedy as I've spent the last year and half studying with Second City, and have taken a few intensive classes with The Groundlings.

A few years ago I auditioned for, and made my college improv team. Unfortunately, that team fell apart. I've watched friends in music, film and comedy continue to soar and become household names, and it's amazing! I root for them every day and I'm always thrilled to see them succeed. Parts of this film were like watching parts of my own life unfold. The best part about the way it spoke to me, was the way that it truly inspired me.

"Don't Think Twice" follows the improv team, The Commune, made up of characters played by Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Miccuci, Chris Gethard, and Tami Sagher. The Commune is one of the best improv groups in New York City. Problems arise for the group when they find out that their theater is being sold for another development to take over.

While the group struggles to find a new theater option, two of the cast members are selected to audition for the late night sketch show, Weekend Tonight. This shakes up the group as some feel betrayed and overlooked, while others feel a sense of loss at what this means for them as improvisers. The group begins to feel the pressure and come to grips if it's time for them to keep going or hang up their dreams and move on for good. 

"Don't Think Twice" is an absolutely brilliant film. Mike Birbiglia truly captured the human experience of going through self discovery while still holding onto your dreams. The film is hilarious and will keep you laughing all throughout. So many moments of the film felt personal, and overall inspiring to me. I don't think it's possible for to have loved this film more than I did. "Don't Think Twice" is easily one of the bet films this year.

Watch the trailer for "Don't Think Twice" below

"Don't Think Twice" opened July 22nd in select theaters, and is now playing in 100 theaters nationwide.

Don't miss your opportunity to see this film. Visit the site below for a theater near you. 

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