Mutual Appreciation

Air Date: Saturday, August 15th after the Classic on THIRTEEN

In Mutual Apprecation (2005), Andrew Bujalski’s follow-up to his genre-defining mumblecore film, Funny Ha Ha (2002), Alan (Justin Rice) moves from Boston to New York, where he divides his time between drinking with his old friend Lawrence (Andrew Bujalski) and Lawrence’s girlfriend Ellie (Rachel Clift) and pursuing his career as an indie pop artist. After Alan fends off the advances of a radio DJ (Seung-Min Lee), Ellie confronts Alan and confesses that she is attracted to him, an attraction which, Alan agrees, is mutual. The two must then decide how to move forward and how to address the obstacle presented by Lawrence.

Written and directed by Andrew Bujalski.

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