Funny Ha Ha
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A tale that follows 23-year-old Marnie -- a confused and bemused young woman -- as she travels through her alcohol fuelled daze known as post college graduation. Being recently terminated from her temp job, Marnie decides it's time to look for something more substantial, a boyfriend. There is this one guy, Alex, who Marnie wants to commit with, however he doesn't readily return her feelings.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is an undoubtedly modest yet wholly pleasurable tale about the difficulties that come with letting go of youth."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"By simply re-creating what he has observed, Bujalski has created a tender, funny and stealthily affecting portrait of youthful powerlessness and frustration."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"Smart, subtle and excruciatingly honest."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Low budget and intimate, perhaps to the point of belonging on the small screen rather than the cinema, its still an intelligent and unpretentious slice of life true American life."
‑ Laura Bushell,
"Bujalski's subtly well-constructed film reveals a charmingly idiosyncratic sincerity."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"With Marnie, Dollenmayer has managed to transform a sad sack into an indie screen goddess."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"This isn't improvisation, but rather an adroitly achieved randomness -- the perfect syntax for a generation-defining work about a generation marked by its very lack of definition."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"Refreshingly unpolished, the film uses pained silences like punctuation."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"Isn't much more than a promising calling card that should take director, cast and crew to the next level."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"If Bujalski's goal was to create a "you are there (and eavesdropping)" sort of narrative, he's done a fine job of it."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"While the film has a true lived-in feel, and demonstrates a burgeoning talent on the part of its young auteur, its portrait of young slackers lacks the freshness to overcome its all too vivid malaise."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A beautifully observant and wholly unpretentious film with roots more in Cassavetes than Sundance-style showbiz."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Not actually that funny ha ha, but a sensitive and unforced little film about the aimlessness of post-graduate life."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"One of the most accurate portrayals of post-collegiate disillusionment"
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
"(Bujalski's) easy naturalism creates an unexpected comic lightness for something so laced with ambiguity."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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