Tig

Tig ★★★★

Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you?
-Tig Notaro

The word inspirational gets thrown around a lot in describing films and documentaries, but I'm confident in saying that I've never used that word to describe any of the over 2000 films I've logged on Letterboxd, except for this one. This right here is an incredibly inspirational story.

If this had been a fictional story I would have panned it and been annoyed because what happens to Tig Notaro in such little time would have seemed contrived and impossible. Everything from her entire life taking a nose dive like no other to her romantic relationship, this doesn't happen in real life.

All of this did happen though. It happened to Notaro and how she handled herself through it is awe inspiring. I've had life changing events happen to me that seem incredibly trivial in comparison, and I can say with the utmost honesty that I did not handle it with even a miniscule fraction of Tig's determination.

It's a documentary about an incredibly unique individual and survivor.

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