Sorry, Thanks

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Overview

Two people stumble into a relationship as they sort out their emotional baggage in this low-key independent comedy. Thirty-something Kira (Kenya Miles) has just broken up with her boyfriend of seven years and has lost her job, forcing her to look for new employment as soon as possible. Kira happens to meet Max (Wiley Wiggins), a fashion-challenged slacker who work in the office of a local elected official, training new volunteers and offering them unsolicited advice about throwing away their principles. Kira and ...
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Overview

Two people stumble into a relationship as they sort out their emotional baggage in this low-key independent comedy. Thirty-something Kira (Kenya Miles) has just broken up with her boyfriend of seven years and has lost her job, forcing her to look for new employment as soon as possible. Kira happens to meet Max (Wiley Wiggins), a fashion-challenged slacker who work in the office of a local elected official, training new volunteers and offering them unsolicited advice about throwing away their principles. Kira and Max have a one night stand, which proves a bit embarrassing for both of them, especially since Max happens to have a steady girlfriend, Sara (Ia Hernandez), who works with drug addicts and the handicapped and has the patience of a saint. As Kira is forced to jump through hoops in order to land a copy editing position that's clearly beneath her qualifications, she finds herself fascinated with Max, while he keeps thinking about her and asking his best friend Mason (Andrew Bujalski) is this makes him a bad person. Sorry, Thanks was the first feature from writer and director Dia Sokol, and an official selection at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival.
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Special Features

"Braintrust" A Comedy Short starring Wiley Wiggins & Andrew Bujalski; ; Commentary by Actors Wiley Wiggins & Andrew Bujalski; ; Commentary on the Commentary by Dia Sokol & Lauren Veloski; ; Deleted Scenes & Revelatory Nuggets; ; Outtakes, Crew Revolt & Deleted Moments of Brilliance/Idiocy; ; Festival Trailer
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Editorial Reviews

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Sorry, Thanks is a curious little indie that has its pleasures despite the fact that almost nothing happens. That's a common charge leveled at indie filmmaking, but in this case it's really true -- the story concerns the love lives of a handful of late-20s San Franciscans, even though nothing particularly dramatic or even interesting happens in those love lives during the movie's timeframe. Sorry, Thanks is more interesting than it otherwise would be thanks to the presence of Wiley Wiggins, who has garnered cult fame as a cyberculture blogger and repeat collaborator with writer-director Richard Linklater. His collaboration with writer-director Dia Sokol is likely to be far less well-remembered, but it does have the distinction of presenting Wiggins' character as a casual narcissist, a blithely self-involved guy whose disagreeable aspects are so abstract, it's difficult to even pin them on him. He cheats on his girlfriend (Ia Hernandez) with a similarly casual sense of amorality, despite seeming to care for her about as much as he's capable. He's the kind of guy who will give his girlfriend a terrible back rub, then believe he's actually accomplished something when she releases him from the obligation ten seconds later. It's almost as though Sokol has buckled under some kind of cult of personality regarding Wiggins, because his character attracts several other characters despite a marked lack of charm and only a modicum of true charisma. Of more interest in terms of audience sympathy is his one-night turned several-night stand, played by Kenya Miles. At least she's unencumbered by a current relationship, and seems to make some genuine gestures toward finding her way, though she too is a bit coy. The aforementioned pleasures come in a handful of scenes that play out with a dry, naturalistic whimsy that keeps the movie consistently watchable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • UPC: 899975002450
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Cinema Epoch
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenya Miles Kira
Wiley Wiggins Max
Ia Hernandez Sara
Andrew Bujalski Mason
Donovan Baddley Simon
Technical Credits
Dia Sokol Director, Screenwriter
Matthias Grunsky Cinematographer
Nathaniel Krenkel Musical Direction/Supervision
Jennifer Lilly Editor, Executive Producer
Monte J. Robison Executive Producer
Lauren Veloski Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sorry, Thanks
2. Shadow Puppets [4:03]
3. Get a Bike [2:26]
4. Senator Muriel Walker's Office [3:42]
5. Packing Up At Zach's Apartment [3:15]
6. The Formula [3:20]
7. Passionate About Copyediting [5:29]
8. You Do Have A Girlfriend [2:47]
9. Significant Backsliding [3:57]
10. Sushi Date [4:23]
11. It's a Tiger [3:17]
12. Aunt Suze's House [3:32]
13. Animal Companions [2:00]
14. House Party [3:51]
15. The Roxie [4:37]
16. Toothbrushing [2:56]
17. Painting [3:38]
18. Gallery [3:57]
19. Dimples [5:09]
20. Self-Help [:27]
21. Dolores Park [:18]
22. Rhymes With "Pretty" [:18]
23. Back At Home [:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Sorry, Thanks
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      "Braintrust" A Comedy Short
      Deleted Scenes & Revelatory Nuggets
         "Heart-Shaped Chocolates"
         "Office Lunch"
         "Burglarized: The Full Story"
      Outtakes, Crew Revolt, & Deleted Moments Of Brilliance/Idiocy
         "Shadow Puppet Porn"
         "On Strike"
         "Hall & Oates"
         Deleted Moments Of Brilliance/Idiocy
         Commentary
            Actor Commentary by Wiley Wiggins & Andrew Bujaski: On/Off
            Commentary On The Commentary By Dia Sokol & Lauren Veloski: On/Off
   Setup
      Dolby 5.1: Off/On
         Dolby 5.1: On
         Dolby 5.1: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A delightful and all-too-real movie

    This is a delightful and all-too-real portrayal of several
    20-somethings stumbling through their lives and doing the best they
    can, but not really getting anywhere and not understanding why. Wiley
    Wiggins does a great job as Max whose life is as aimless as his work.

    It combines the Hollywood buddy and relationship movies without being
    either exactly, but rather becomes more of a comment on how something
    isn't quite there.

    It's very well directed, acted and beautifully written with an
    absolutely perfect ending. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even with all of my
    cringing. And yes, I will see it again.

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