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Some Days Are Better Than Others

2010 1h 33m Drama List
54% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 36% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
The good times slip by fast while bad times drag on. Read More Read Less

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Brandon Judell indieWire Sort of a neutered Todd Solondz comedy. No sperm shots, murders, or pedophilia. Just lonely people trying to reach out now and then to each other, plus numerous shots of the sun's rays reacting on soap bubbles. Oct 31, 2012 Full Review Mike Hale New York Times Like the characters, the three stories show only the most tentative signs of going anywhere. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 2, 2011 Full Review Sam Adams Time Out Some Days unspools in a depressive deadpan that might be more effective were the characters' plights not so clearly of their own making. Rated: 2/5 Jun 1, 2011 Full Review Kathy Fennessy Seattle Film Blog Throughout, the filmmaker displays a refined eye. There's a studied symmetry to most scenes, which may strike some as cute or quirky, but I appreciated the attention to detail. Rated: 3/4 May 29, 2022 Full Review Molly Templeton Eugene Weekly (OR) [Matt] McCormick's eye for the small things that change a day, or a life, is sharp and compassionate; he finds the moments that initially seem unremarkable and follows them until they gradually transform into something greater. Feb 27, 2019 Full Review Brent Simon A sensitive and soulful film, populated by characters recognizably weighed down by both circumstance and a greater, free-floating ambivalence. Rated: B+ May 31, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Some Days Are Better Than Others does exactly one thing well: capturing the inescapable stasis of living in Portland, by making you, the viewer, feel like time has completely stopped for its entire running length and robbing you of all hope for any sort of stimulation. It flagrantly tells but does not show, the characters personalities defy any descriptors more pointed than "sad" and even the dream sequence, typically a director's carte blanche to go wild, is so unbelievably uninteresting and pointless that it blends seamlessly in with the rest of this completely empty film. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Carrie Brownstein locura Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Debut film, written and directred by Matt McCormick, is a character-driven lo-fi movie. It charts the ennui of a disparate group of characters and though they are well acted - and well shot - the film never really rises above tedium. Only one story line brings about any real sympathy - the thrift shop worker - and others strive for quirkiness but fall short. McCormick is clearly very talented, with an eye for the visual, but it needs to be wedded to stronger characters and story. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Maybe a bit too mumblecore for me. It has its moments, a few offbeat jokes that work, but I had trouble keeping interested in where the thing is going. Carrie Brownstein did a solid job. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Some movies are better then others. I did enjoy this flick and would recommend this film to my friends. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The good times slip by fast while bad times drag on.
Matt McCormick
David Allen Cress, Neil Kopp, Matt McCormick
Matt McCormick
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 19, 2013
1h 33m