Don’t think Twice is a movie that Drew and I both decided to go see on a spontaneous “day date.”
The movie is about a popular New York City Improv troupe all best friends, who live, eat, and sleep improv. When one of their members gets a huge break, the group starts to fall apart. Essentially on the surface, that’s what the movie is about. However, it’s a lot more complicated than that.
When I saw the trailer something the character says stood out to me,
“Your 20’s are all about hope and then your 30’s are all about realizing how dumb it was to hope.”
That one line was the hook that made me want to see this movie. I was curious to see if the movie had a happy ending. I’m a sucker for happy endings, it’s why I love romantic comedies so much. I also hate spoilers so I won’t spoil the ending for you either. However, I do recommend this movie if you want a laugh accompanied with a slap on the face by reality. Especially if you are an artist of any kind you should see this movie.
For those of you who don’t know Drew is a musician who is venturing into photography and I am an actress who is venturing into the world of blogging. So as artists this movie really hit home for us. I won’t talk for Drew but I will tell you how I felt leaving the movie theater.
The movie was great! But I left the movie theater with a sense of sadness because the movie was a reminder of a reality that I, unfortunately, know too well along with many of my friends. Being an artist of any kind is hard. You study, you dream, you work hard on your craft and you hope that someday soon hopefully rather than later it will all pay off. Because there is no better way to live life than to get paid to do what you love to do. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pan out that way for everyone and the movie was a reminder of that.
As artist we have dreams and we hope that those dreams become a reality. At one point we have to decide if we are going to continue to hold on to that hope or if the time has come to let go.
Honestly, there is no clear answer to that question. I’m a dreamer always have been and always will be and I like to hold on to hope.
Peter Hall from Fandango said Don’t Think Twice is “a perfect movie about the cost of chasing dreams.”
I couldn’t agree more, the movie was a reminder of the sacrifices I’ve made and continue to make in order to hold on to hope.
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