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Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

Summary: Alan (Rice), a musician whose band has just broken up, shows up in New York to pursue his burgeoning rock and roll career. He starts by searching for a drummer for a show he’s already lined up, and otherwise goes about the mechanics of self-promotion. He finds a champion in Sara (Lee), a radio DJ who sets her sights on a submissive but uninterested Alan -- and finds him a drummer. In his down time, Alan drinks and strategizes with his old friend Lawrence (Bujalski), a grad student, and Lawrence’s girlfriend Ellie (Clift), a journalist. Alan endeavors to keep his shoulder to the wheel, while Ellie finds herself compelled by him. The attraction is mutual, but both parties are reluctant to take a next step. (Goodbye Cruel Releasing)
Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: Mutual Appreciation LLC
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 13, 2007
Director Credit
Andrew Bujalski Director
Writer Credit
Andrew Bujalski Writer
Cast Credit
Andrew Bujalski Lawrence
Bill Morrison Walter
Damian Hess Clay Loudermilk
Justin Rice Alan
Kate Dollenmayer Hildy
Keith Gessen Julian
Kevin Micka Dennis
Mary Varn Rebecca
Pamela Corkey Patricia
Peter Pentz Scotty
Rachel Clift Ellie
Ralph Tyler Jerry
Salvatore Botti Ron
Seung-Min Lee Sara
Tamara Luzeckyj Esther
Producer Credit
Dia Sokol Producer
Ethan Vogt Producer
Jeff Caldwell Associate Producer
Morgan Faust Producer
Mynette Louie Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: