"Mumblecore is the sole significant American indie film wave of the last 20 years to have emerged outside the ecosystem…
Reeling from a brutal break-up, Kira sleeps with Max, a charming but disheveled wreck already committed to long-term girlfriend Sara. Max (no emotional sophisticate) becomes obsessed, mostly with Kira, but vaguely with his curious lack of conscience as well. Kira, fighting to win a job she hates and running aimless romantic loops, faces the precarious double challenge of choosing a next step and charting a course back to sanity. Good luck leading with your heart, when your heart is an utter emotional idiot.
Sorry, Thanks is fairly enjoyable, but it feels like it's trying to juggle a little too much and in doing so loses focus. But that's okay - mumblecore films are often far from perfect but I find that kinda endearing about them. Starring Wiley Wiggins - who you may recognise from Dazed and Confused (1993) - this is a film peppered with some incredibly awkward moments and some genuinely captivating scenes. I also love how these mumblecore films have a tendency to end abruptly. Once again, this won't be for everyone, but I found it enjoyable enough.
First watched this in 2010 when I in the middle of my mumblecore kick. I actually enjoyed it more four years later but as before, I felt this film sort of falls apart at the end. The character of Kira, who is one of the two main characters, suddenly disappears within the last fifteen minutes of the movie and completely just throws off the conclusion that the story was building to.
Audio commentary (on the Wiggins/Bujalski commentary) by director/writer Dia Sokol Savage and writer Lauren Veloski. Elaborates on the obvious (read: not-obvious) parallels between the structure of Sorry, Thanks and Back to the Future.
Audio commentary by Wiley Wiggins and Andrew Bujalski.
- Mumblecore (2002-present)