Tagged: Don’t Think Twice

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Mike Birbiglia, from MY GIRLFRIEND'S BOYFRIEND

Just a quick recommendation for you today. We went to see Mike Birbiglia’s excellent new feature DON’T THINK TWICE and afterward my buddy Jared suggested I check out Birbiglia’s 2013 TV special. MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND is something halfway between stand-up comedy and a one-man show. It’s just Birbiglia onstage with a microphone – amiable and self-effacing, as is his way – talking relationships, love, sex, and commitment. It unfolds like a garden-variety stand-up set, but eventually it dawns on you that everything he’s saying is part of one big story. In the telling, Birbiglia makes multiple leaps back and forth in time, ping-ponging between years and girlfriends in a story structure that might make Quentin Tarantino envious. It’s funny and thoughtful and finishes on a sweet up-with-love note. Currently available on Netflix streaming.


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