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paulisadroid
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A Quick List of Mumblecore Movies
The term mumblecore usually refers to extremely low-budget independent films that have a sense of "naturalism" to them. Mumblecore is also one of my favorite subgenres of indie film. Here's a short list of mumblecore movies that I'm into and that you should check out
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The Puffy Chair (2005) Dir. Mark and Jay Duplass

The Puffy Chair is the first mumblecore film I've seen. The film is about a road trip from New York to Atlanta that becomes surprisingly emotional. The acting is natural and fluid it's definitely something I'd recommend seeing at least once.
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Frances Ha (2013) Dir. Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha is the quintessential 20-somethings movie. Throughout the film, Frances (played by Greta Gerwig) is constantly "figuring it out". From looking for apartments to finding fulfilling employment, this film covers it all. Also, Gerwig's performance in the film is astounding.
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Drinking Buddies (2013) Dir. Joe Swanberg

This might be one of my favorite mumblecore films I've seen in a while. It's essentially about two couples and it's almost like a "grass is greener on the other side" kind of movie... If that makes sense. It's surprisingly funny and emotional. OH! Fun fact about this one, all the alcohol they drink in the film is real and the actors had to perform under the influence, which sounds pretty insane.
Well, there's the list. I hope you guys check out at least one of these films. They're all good and they're all mumblecore. If you guys have any suggestions or think I should've showcased a different mumblecore movie, feel free to let me know in the comments!
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I remember seeing a comedy called Ru at a film festival I attended last year that follows that kind of low-budget mumblecore style, though I'm not sure if it would 100% be defined as a mumblecore film. It was about a boy who was born into a family of assassins who doesn't want to go into the 'family business' and because of that, he has to flee his own family because now they're trying to kill him too.
2 years ago·Reply
Frances Ha was one of my favorite films of 2013. Everything from the dialogue, to the soundtrack, to how they portrayed 20 year olds in NYC was spot on.
2 years ago·Reply
@beywatch, I'll definitely check it out! @galinda, yeah, totally! All of it. I love when films hit all those marks perfectly, makes me feel less alone, you know? haha
2 years ago·Reply
@galinda I'll have to check Frances Ha out. I've been seeing it pop up when I browse through Netflix titles, but I've never actually picked it ut.
2 years ago·Reply