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Some Days Are Better Than Others [Blu-ray]

4.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Some Days Are Better Than Others is Matt McCormick's poetic, character-driven debut feature-length film starring Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) and James Mercer (The Shins) that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the difficult times seem so sticky. The film explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters who maintain hope by inventing their own forms of communication and self-fulfillment. It's a sad valentine to the forgotten discards of a throwaway society, and a story about knowing when to hold on, and when to let go.

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Product Details

  • Actors: James Mercer, Carrie Brownstein
  • Directors: Matt McCormick
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006MHZE7Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,145 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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This was actually a lot better than we expected. The interconnecting stories are cohesive...eventually...and the acting is good. Our 2010 Seattle International Film Festival screening audience was clearly invested in the outcome, but none of us were doing handstands over it.

Even though two of the main characters are (capably) played by lead singers from two well-known local bands: James Mercer, front man for The Shins; and Carrie Brownstein of Slater-Kinney, I think this film will have a problem finding an audience, as it isn't funny enough to be considered a comedy, the singing is incidental, and the drama is very understated.

This film centers around the detritus of life. One character is hired to help clear out the house of an elderly woman after she dies, another deals with abandoned dogs at the animal shelter, a third one works in a Salvation Army-type drop-off station. I very much appreciated the way the gal did her job of sorting clothes, books, toys, dishes, etc., etc., etc. And I admired the way she handled the situation when she discovered a burial urn that contained the ashes of a child.

None of these people are mean; each is trying to make his or her way through a marginal existence and still maintain a modicum of dignity. I like that...

This review was originally released May 2010, but finally showed up in a few theaters in April, 2011. In keeping with this glacial pace, according to Amazon.com, the DVD is just being released on 04-24-12!
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This movie is a stark and beautiful portrait of human existence. Searching for the meaning in the connections we have with each other and the world around, this story reminds us that sometimes all we have in life is the story we leave behind. I highly recommend this movie.
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This film is not only touching and funny but also contains some gorgeous shots of the northwest. I recommend to anyone who appreciates good filmmaking that is uncorrupted by the studio system. These characters are so memorable and sweet. You will laugh and cry.
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This film's pacing is torturous. Not much of a plot, either. The acting is very amateurish. If the firector was serious he wouldve gotten trained actors instead of making a cheap play for street cred by casting indie musicians in the main roles. With the exception of some characters who overact, most of the characters overacting are borderline catatonic. It's like a zombie movie movie without the blood and gore.
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By now indie movies have had so many marginally connected sad suburban types enduring a quiet season of desperation that it's hard to be surprised any more. If this were made in the 1990's it would have been groundbreaking but this pond has been fished dry. The actors do their best with back to back morose episodes that seldom have enough snap crackle pop.
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