Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011)

Some Days Are Better Than Others

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Matt McCormick
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On DVD: Mar 26, 2012
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Critic Reviews for Some Days Are Better Than Others

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | June 2, 2011
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.

Full Review… | June 1, 2011
Time Out
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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.

Full Review… | April 14, 2011
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.

Full Review… | April 14, 2011
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.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
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.

Full Review… | October 31, 2012
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