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  • Summary: 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. What's more, Marnie can't seem to find a permanent job. It would be sad if it weren't soWhen 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. What's more, Marnie can't seem to find a permanent job. It would be sad if it weren't so funny. (Goodbye Cruel Releasing) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 90
    Bujalski takes a sledgehammer to the carefully ordered surfaces and dramatic conventions of narrative cinema, favoring instead an unpredictability in which the crosscurrents of quotidian life collide on the screen in a series of brilliantly alive patterns.
  2. Bujalski celebrates the awkwardness of twentysomething life, allowing Dollenmayer to create a beautifully authentic portrait.
  3. Andrew Bujalski's Funny Ha Ha, an ebullient sliver of a movie, follows a group of men and women in their early 20s, and for once the un-dialogue dialogue doesn't come off as an affectation.
  4. 80
    The kind of film that you just don't want to end.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    The dialogue is so real that it makes you wince, then laugh.
  6. 70
    Like a lot of scenes in Funny Ha Ha, the commonplace somehow seems invigoratingly original.
  7. 60
    The look is rough, but Bujalski's talent is evident.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. E.R.
    Feb 5, 2006
    10
    Charming, real, totally absorbing film that shows real talent from top to bottom, from upstart young director Bujalski to lead actress Charming, real, totally absorbing film that shows real talent from top to bottom, from upstart young director Bujalski to lead actress Dollenmayer. It's artfully shot despite having virtually no budget; the dialogue is fresh, funny, and absorbing. Anyone who has ever experience those awkward post-college years ought to love this--but really, anyone who appreciates a unique new sensibility on film ought to give it a try. Expand
  2. DaveP
    Aug 30, 2005
    10
    I picked this up on a whim, and I couldn't believe how it slowly won me over. Bujalski is a wonderfully adept writer, and he gets a I picked this up on a whim, and I couldn't believe how it slowly won me over. Bujalski is a wonderfully adept writer, and he gets a cautiously natural performance out of everyone involved, most notably Kate Bujalski in the winsome central role. For anyone that's ever seen a college-shot film and thought how you could make one better, see this one. You can't make one better. This is the best no-budget film I've ever seen. And by quite a wide margin. But a side note of caution for those that have no interest in the truly indie film: stay FAR away. Expand
  3. MarceloT.
    Mar 28, 2006
    9
    We need people like this guy to bring back long lost indie credibility.
  4. NickG.
    Jul 31, 2006
    3
    pointless rubbish, no directorial qualities to speak of and rambling dialogue which to little if any funny anything.
  5. MickV.
    Jan 15, 2006
    2
    And that's generous, a sort of acknowledgment that yes the director is at least aiming for a sort of feeling. But, my God, what a waste And that's generous, a sort of acknowledgment that yes the director is at least aiming for a sort of feeling. But, my God, what a waste the thing he aims for is. A slice of no life really. Not a single interesting or charming line is uttered in the entire film. Is it possible people could really be so helpless or inarticulate. Only in a film that painfully seeks to mark itself as authentic. A complete waste of time. Expand
  6. TyT.
    Jan 22, 2006
    1
    I honestly was forced to walk out of tthe theatre while watching this movie. It is clear that the critics who rated this film have no idea I honestly was forced to walk out of tthe theatre while watching this movie. It is clear that the critics who rated this film have no idea what they are talking about and should be fired and then removed from the face of the earth. I only gave this film a one because I dont think that it is possible for any film to deserve a zero, however this one came excruciatingly close. HONESTLY not worth your time and/or money. Trust me. Expand
  7. lh
    Dec 27, 2005
    0
    This was seriously THE WORST, painfully ameteurish movie I have ever seen. Totally agree with the emperor's clothes comment, and I This was seriously THE WORST, painfully ameteurish movie I have ever seen. Totally agree with the emperor's clothes comment, and I cannot believe it's gotten (and keeps getting) such rave reviews. Don't encourage people to make this crap! Expand

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