Some Days Are Better Than Others [Blu-ray]
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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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a special view of some things in our life. its more than underrated.(same as The Shins) i like that...vnice actors, great camera and pictures... (robert, germany)Published 3 months ago by Robert H.
I found this film to be entertaining and heartfelt. James mercer is fantastic. The story invents itself over and over again and shows a portrait of real life that I myself have... Read morePublished 22 months ago by timothy Kocsis
The Movie has the Shins lead singer James Mercer which alone merits three stars. Other than that, the movie is barely worth the time it takes to watch it. Read morePublished on February 4, 2014 by Ren