The seven best mumblecore movies
Comingsoon.net has decided to pay tribute to the polarizing mumblecore genre. Check out our favorites in the gallery below!
Mumblecore is a genre that you’re either going to love or hate. It’s a very idiosyncratic type of moviemaking, characterized by loosely-improvised dialogue, naturalistic performances, nonprofessional actors, and extremely low budgets. More often than not, the films concern very trivial drama that has little (or nothing) to do with the world at large. Think low-budget melodrama with a deadpan sense of humor.
Still, despite whatever you think of the film themselves, plenty of great talent has come from the genre. Greta Gerwig has done work both in front of and behind the screen, Noah Baumbach has practically cornered the market wit ha big-budget Netflix deal, Joe Swanberg continues to put out movies faster than almost anyone in the game, Lynn Shelton managed to bring the genre to new heights, and the Duplass brothers effectively transitioned the style from film to TV with relative ease. Not to mention Andrew Bujalski, who has worked his way into Disney’s rotation. With these names in mind, let’s take a look at the very best movies the mumblecore genre has to offer.