Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight.
A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.
Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way.
Fresh out of college, bottom of the career ladder, and expected to cook and clean for themselves! These quarter-life kids have it tough (in very, very relative terms). Make sure to check out 'In a World...', written and lead by immensely talented newcomer Lake Bell.
If you look up mumblecore you'll find out its a form of indie filmmaking defined by naturalistic dialogue. If that's too complicated, think whiney college-grads living in NYC, talking how real whiney college grads might talk. All characters are white. 40% are Greta Gerwig.
Long gone are the days of female comedians being confined to schmaltzy RomComs and demure supporting roles. With the rise of no-holds-barred actresses like Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy nobody can deny we are living in the golden age of female comedy!
A trend that got rolling with the 'almost too neurotic to function' comedic maestro Woody Allen: enjoy watching these over-sensitive protagonists kvetch till they drop. Make sure to check out 'The Squid and the Whale' for some dysfunctional family fun!
For those not familiar with the term, this collection offers the very best dramatic comedy modern cinema has to offer: including Paul Giamatti in 'Sideways', Paul Giamatii in 'Win Win', Paul Giamatti in 'American Splendor'... wait a minute
Enjoy this eclectic - and admittedly subjective - list of films that define the millennial experience, ranging from brooding biopic 'The Social Network' all the way down to ostensibly-for-kids-but-really-geared-to-homesick-college-kids classic 'Toy Story 3'. No Gen-Xer wannabees allowed (we're looking at you Kanye)!