Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011)
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"Why do the good times go by so fast while the difficult times always seem so sticky?" Some Days are Better Than Others is Matt McCormick's poetic, character-driven debut feature-length film 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
Jun 3, 2011 Limited
Mar 26, 2012
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Like the characters, the three stories show only the most tentative signs of going anywhere.
Some Days unspools in a depressive deadpan that might be more effective were the characters' plights not so clearly of their own making.
Although this always interesting film doesn't quite come together at the end - it couldn't decide exactly what it wanted to say - McCormick has done a lot of things right.
If you want to draw the line between a quiet, touching little movie and a wooden, deadly boring dud, you might want to see Portland director Matt McCormick's "Some Days Are Better Than Others," but I wouldn't recommend it.
Lonelyhearts going nowhere fill every corner of Matt McCormick's Some Days Are Better Than Others, a film that verges on a parody of American indie cliches.
Sort of a neutered Todd Solondz comedy. No sperm shots, murders, or pedophilia. Just lonely people trying to reach out now and then to each other, plus numerous shots of the sun's rays reacting on soap bubbles.
A sensitive and soulful film, populated by characters recognizably weighed down by both circumstance and a greater, free-floating ambivalence.
This movie throws in a healthy dose of "quirky" shots and montages as if they were required.
McCormick has translated song into cinema, where tone and feeling supersede plot and arc.
The kind of American independent quirkfest that needs to be quarantined and examined, not valorized.
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