Don’t Think Twice
Director: Mike Birbiglia Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2016
Starring: Chris Gethard, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Birbiglia, Tami Sagher
The spotlight isn’t for everyone in Mike Birbiglia’s DON’T THINK TWICE.
New York improv Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast, and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends – which they also are. Night after night they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves. Then they get news that their theater is shutting down, and scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent. Only two cast members get the nod, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it, and for some, it may be time to give up on the dream and move on. Funny, insightful and honest, Don’t Think Twice looks at a common experience that’s an uncommon subject for a film: failure.