#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she’s still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn’t love her (?), ping-pongs between awkward romantic alternatives and even less suitable jobs.
Plot: Unsure of what to do next, 23-year-old Marnie tries her best to navigate life after college. Still partying like there’s no tomorrow, Marnie drags herself out of bed for her miserable temp job and can’t decide whether she’s wasting her time going after best buddy Alex, who doesn’t seem to be interested.
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Maybe I’M too simple
I got dragged to see this movie by a friend who knows the director and several of the people in the movie. I guess I didn’t have high expectations for it, but it came through nicely. I still don’t understand what the title has to do with the movie, I didn’t find it really funny, just sweet. I agree that it’s a movie not about plot or even characters, but about moments. I kept thinking, “how many times have I been in one of these situations, talking about a relationship or my feelings with someone… how many times have i been on either side of this conversation. I’ve been this person, and I’ve been that person too.” it was interesting. I really liked it. like I said, it wasn’t that funny but it didn’t try to be. It was nice to just watch it and soak up the simplicity and not watch some movie that tried to do all of your thinking for you.
Doesn’t fall prey to conventions, but we wish it would’ve enabled interest and progression
Andrew Bujalski’s Funny Ha Ha was not only the directorial debut of the man himself, who seems destined for more sufficient projects, but was also the pioneering film for the proclaimed “mumblecore movement.” Mumblecore is defined by a film that has an ultra-low budget, very cheap production values, is shot on an inexpensive camera, utilizes usually first-time talents, and has a script that is or either mirrors improvisation. Faithful readers will note that I’m a big fan of the genre and recently strolled through the colorfully articulate filmography of the Duplass brothers, Jay and Mark. I thought I knew mumblecore, but it turns out, I hadn’t paid a visit to the godfather of the genre, Bujalski.
The film follows a directionless girl named Marnie (Katie Dollenmayer), a recent college-grad in her twenties lumbering around the bitter streets of Boston, looking for a stable job and steady companionship. She is looking for stability in a world where everything is wobbly and unbalanced. While she is desperately trying to keep her life on the mature track, she winds up frequenting parties, hanging out with loser friends, and drinking an unbelievable amount. This is the sole reason why she doesn’t carry a particularly close relationship with any of her friends in the film and this becomes the film’s primary focus throughout this ninety minute journey.
A film only ninety minutes in length only feels like a journey when it is equipped with methodical pacing and conservative energy. I was instantly reminded of Richard Linklater’s lovably different film Slacker, which was his directorial debut in 1991. Slacker was an experimental film that lacked form, much like this picture, and was a simple day-in-the-life examination of not characters but a college town in Texas. The camera would focus on a specific person, have them ramble to a friend or a regular pedestrian for a few minutes, before completely panning over to someone different in the same location. It was a soothing and effective picture that worked not only because of its ingenious idea, but because of its approach, which was careful never to ostracize these characters as empty caricatures but showing people that a “slacker” is someone who knows what they want to do and how they want to do it and that they refuse to conform to things that will not better them in the slightest. The more I think about it, the more I’m truly wowed and captivated by that film.
Funny Ha Ha, unfortunately, takes a more vacuous and shallow approach to the subject of impressionable collegians. While we are not burdened with these characters or even find them intolerable in the slightest, we don’t particularly find them as interesting nor good people to focus on for ninety minutes. Characters disappear and reappear in a form of complete randomness, dialog is exchanged sometimes meaningfully, unpredictably, and haphazardly, and more often than not, these people have really no insights worth exploring or thoughts worth hearing. Linklater’s Slacker was a carefully constructed film; one that made sure its characters weren’t empty or vacant of personalities, even though we only saw them for such a brief amount of time. I’ll never know how, but Linklater managed to almost develop one person in a time frame of less than five minutes and some films don’t seem to develop the main character in the frame of ninety minutes or more.
If the characters, particularly Marnie, had observant little things to say about the world, pleasant insights, or even witty parables with whimsy and craft, we’d have something going here. But she doesn’t. And neither do the other characters. The one I would’ve liked to see more of was Bujalski’s Mitchell, who appears rather late in the picture. He seems to have both acting and directing under his belt, and I can see him making a film I’ll label “brilliant” in “x” number of years.
The film is shot on 16mm, fully equipped with scratchy and somewhat distorted audio and actors that perfectly define the word “amateur.” This works in the film’s favor, because it doesn’t seem to fall prey to conventions in any way. What doesn’t is the film’s script, which seems stuck in a trance where nothing happens almost because someone is eerily afraid of progression.
Starring: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder, Jennifer L. Schaper, Myles Paige, Marshall Lewy, and Andrew Bujalski. Directed by: Andrew Bujalski.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Andrew Bujalski
Writer Andrew Bujalski
Actors Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR (Mono)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera Aaton LTR 54, Angenieux Lens
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm