Is it possible for a movie to simultaneously stab you in the heart while also hugging your soul? Like Judd Apatow in "Funny People" (not to immediately turn you off from this film AND my review), "Don't Think Twice" is clearly Mike Birbiglia attempting to dissect his very heart and soul in hopes that we (and perhaps even he) might understand it. The result is fun and funny and sad and weird and painful and wonderful. The film is clearly…
I went out of my way to make sure I saw this on a $5 discount day and I feel justified and satisfied in that decision. It's honestly a lot better than I expected it to be; it's interesting and fun and occasionally thrilling. The third act is a ham-handed bummer filled with moments that are too unearned and ridiculous to hold the weight they think it will but it is otherwise an unexpectedly fine way to spend a summer afternoon.
Also, Dave Franco should be in all the movies.
I can't even think of words to describe the ways I love this movie. Masterfully clever, shocking, nail-bitingly tense, hilarious - the cast is a once in a lifetime cavalcade of awesome and I have no doubt that there are a number of scenes that will be studied in film classes years from now. Definitely Quentin Tarantino's most mature, coherent film and arguably his best. QT deserved the Best Original Screenplay Oscar this year and it is a travesty that Melanie Laurent wasn't even nominated for her performance.