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Some Days Are Better Than Others

Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011)

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Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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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

Unrated,

Drama, Comedy

Matt McCormick

Mar 26, 2012

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Like the characters, the three stories show only the most tentative signs of going anywhere.

June 2, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Some Days unspools in a depressive deadpan that might be more effective were the characters' plights not so clearly of their own making.

June 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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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.

April 14, 2011 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

April 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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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.

January 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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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.

October 31, 2012 Full Review Source: indieWIRE
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A sensitive and soulful film, populated by characters recognizably weighed down by both circumstance and a greater, free-floating ambivalence.

May 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
Shockya.com

This movie throws in a healthy dose of "quirky" shots and montages as if they were required.

April 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

McCormick has translated song into cinema, where tone and feeling supersede plot and arc.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

The kind of American independent quirkfest that needs to be quarantined and examined, not valorized.

March 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

McCormick builds a delicate web connecting ordinary Portlanders who share loose, accidental narrative connections but are chiefly united by a wispy, dreamy texture of life and their common home...

March 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Oregonian
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