The six members of the Commune, an improv troupe struggling to stay afloat in Manhattan, dream of breaking into television. When one of them is cast in a Saturday Night Live-like program, anxiety and competitiveness threaten to destroy their cozy unity. Concerns about their “expiration dates” in the business coupled with the performers’ insecurities about their peripatetic lives threaten to overwhelm them, as the realities of their chosen profession are made crystal clear. 2016, USA, 92 minutes, rated R for language & drug use
Discussion after the film with improv teacher and performer Jim Fyfe.
“Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice stands as the best, most revealing film about comedy people and one of the best about artistic collaboration. It’s a boisterous and sensitive work of many facets.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
“A smart, wistful and very funny movie” – Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
“Don’t Think Twice really shines as an improv procedural, a film that celebrates, in illuminating detail, the skills and anxieties of this showbiz subgenre. ” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
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