Let Them Chirp Awhile
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2008)

Bobby is a struggling screenwriter taking care of a feisty Jack Russell puppy because of a deal he made with a girl he's hoping to sleep with. During a month of every day life in New York City, Bobby grapples with his friend Scott who… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 5, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

A movie where the only conception of life seems to come from other movies makes for no kind of movie at all.

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Ronnie Scheib

Fresh out of NYU film school, Blitstein films what he knows: His tale of a young filmmaker's writer's block gleefully incorporates all manner of antic styles, from Mack Sennett-style double-takes to Felliniesque black-and-white pantomime.

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Matt Pais

The line between being pretentious and calling it out is awfully thin ... continually points a finger at obnoxious New York behavior while simultaneously perpetuating it.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You would think that by now budding filmmakers would have given up on making a Woody Allen movie.

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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice

It's pretty hilarious.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

This sort of thing was indulgent enough the first time around; transplanted to the mumblecore milieu, it's intolerable.

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

The film ends up feeling like even creative inspiration and apotheosis is hopeless because all that can ever emerge from these characters is derivative of some earlier work. When you look at it this way, Chirp can't help seeming like a time capsule...

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