Critically-acclaimed by The New York Times and Film Comment
as one of the best films of 2005, Andrew Bujalski’s debut feature film,
FUNNY HA HA, is true U.S. independent filmmaking at its best.
When you graduate college, you easily sashy into the world of
adulthood, start a career, and get serious, right? Wrong. Marnie has
left college, but not her drinking habits or her bad taste in men.
What’s more, Marnie can’t seem to find a permanent job. It would be sad
if it weren’t so funny.
Drawing on key influences such as John Cassavetes, Mike Leigh and
Richard Linklater, Bujalski’s honest depiction of today’s disillusioned
and somewhat aimless youth is a breath of fresh air in today’s clustered
independent film world intent on imitation rather than displaying a
unique and fresh perspective of life as does Bujalski here in his
Winner of the “Someone to Watch Award” at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
“Bujalski has created a tender, funny and stealthily affecting
portrait of youthful powerlessness and frustration.” – Carina Chocano, The Los Angeles Times