When you graduate college you easily sashay into the world of adulthood, start a career, and get serious, right? Wrong. Marnie has left college, but not her drinking habits and her bad taste in bad men. It would be sad if it weren’t so funny.
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My absolute hands down favourite genre and this is a fantastic showcase for it.
Perfect performances and a wonderful feel to the film. Really strong pace and quintessentially abrupt ending. This film really highlights the internal struggles felt by those in this age bracket and time of life and subtly begins to explore the nuances of fluid and equivocal emotion in a time of self-progression.
I just absolutely loved this. Not entirely sure why. I think it has an awful lot to do with Kate Dollenmayer. Just beautifully played. No idea why she just disappeared from the scene. Lovely lovely lovely. Might even watch it twice.
Wow, this is a great film. Marnie is resplendent. And I very much agree with the below or above, whichever, comment about how well it depicts the small emotions. It does so super realistically and there is so much joy to be had in the recognition of these stray voltages.
probably the best educational film on how trying desperately to always play the nice and the zen and to never let it go but down the bottle, can make you start to rot. smile and wave, bujalski, smile and wave!
Wow, Ah.....this is so-called "Mumblecore," hm......it's a.......it's kind of......nice, yeah nice, have you seen a movie like, that..... ah, that.......you know, like this before?....... I am.......ah, no, but maybe like "Slackers" or Cassavedes or something......Cassavetes ? aw, sorry.......where was I?.......well........hm, well, nice.......this is nice, you know, nice comedy, funny comedy, yeah........
Instead of romantic comedy, Bujalski creates drama from scenes of naturalistic, awkward vulnerabily. Where conversations seek avoidance as much as they reveal. Its elliptical structure seems attuned to Marnie, moments lasting as long as their impact is personally significant. In this way the ending is hardly abrupt, if open-ended, but a symbol of transformation and self-reliance.