Some Days are Better than Others is the Portland-filmed debut from director Matt McCormick that just so happens to star Shins' frontman James Mercer and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist, and celebrity blogger, Carrie Brownstein. The trailer goes online this morning, and... what's that? Am I crying? Um, no, I just got some dust in my eye. Yeah, um, dust. Pollen, too.
Shot primarily in Portland and the surrounding areas, Some Days are Better than Others is a poetic, character-driven independent feature film starring James Mercer, Carrie Brownstein, Renee Roman Nose, and David Wodehouse. A charmingly melancholy look at abandonment, Some Days are Better Than Others asks the question, “Why do the good times slip by so fast while the sad times seem so sticky?” The film thematically explores heartbreak, abandonment, and alternative forms of communication while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters who seem to get kicked down by life time and time again. Above all else, Some Days are Better Than Others is a quirky black comedy about the disposable relics of our always-consuming society. It’s a film about growing up, growing old, and holding on to hope while looking for second chances.
No word on when the film will be released (or when my girlish sobs will stop), but we'll keep you updated.
End Hits: We're already hard at work on a sequel: Some Days of Thunder. It's exactly like this film, but with race cars.