Another slice-of-life story full of mild humor and affection from American comedian/director Mike Birbiglia. The members of the popular improv troupe The Commune are sent into crisis mode after one of their own becomes famous overnight. While the film is focused on the ins-and-outs of the improv comedy world (it rules, rituals, and rivalries), the story will be familiar to anyone who’s struggled with failure or shifting power dynamics when one of your friends becomes far more successful than you. A well-observed, bittersweet little film.
Review by Tara Goe.