“McCormick has translated song into cinema, where tone and feeling supersede plot and arc. No doubt some viewers will not know how to react to the muted moments of the film, but for those willing to sit back and watch the verses unfold, it is a lilting, beautiful melody to behold.”
Leslie-Stonebraker, New York Press

“The film itself seems to be going nowhere slowly, but in this case, that’s a good thing. It allows observant writer-director Matt McCormick to take his time on the small moments and make us care more about his characters.”
David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“You will not see a film with more indie rock cred this year—or maybe ever…”
-Eric Grandy, The Seattle Stranger

“Mr. McCormick is a talented miniaturist, and Some Days… is full of scenes and details that will make you smile.”
Mike Hale, The New York Times

“…a lot of fans have been awaiting McCormick’s foray into feature filmmaking. Some Days are Better than Others is that debut picture, and perhaps what struck me the most about it is its quiet confidence. McCormick has resisted easy jokes, satirical jabs, or surface-level ironies, instead investing in his characters real warmth and compassion.”
-Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

Some Days Are Better Than Others is just an excellently scripted, beautifully shot, and surprisingly well acted movie about restless maturation that shouldn’t be missed….”
-Chris Estey, KEXP Radio

“once you fall into McCormick’s slow but lyrical groove, his film’s quietly compassionate meditation on abandonment becomes quite moving.”
-Jeff Meyers, Metro Times

“Featuring indie godheads James Mercer (the Shins) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), along with fine actress Renee Roman Nose, Some Days Are Better Than Others brings a Northwestern sensibility to the Slacker genre….”
-Cindy Widner, The Austin Chronicle

“Matt McCormick’s first feature-length film is a pensive character piece with a perfectly Portland heart…”
-Molly Templeton, The Eugene Weekly

Some Days Are Better Than Others is a sensitive and soulful film, populated by characters recognizably weighed down by both circumstance and a greater, free-floating ambivalence.”
-Brent Simon, CraveOnline

about the film

Some Days are Better Than Others is a poetic, character-driven feature-length film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the hard times always seem so sticky.   The film explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters that maintain hope by inventing their own forms of communication and self-fulfillment. Written and directed by Matt McCormick and featuring Carrie Brownstein, James Mercer, Renee Roman Nose, and David Wodehouse, Some Days are Better Than Others is a sad valentine to the forgotten discards of a throwaway society and a story about knowing when to hold on, and when to let go.

Some Days are Better than Others is available to stream at Fandor and Amazon. DVDs and Blurays are available here.  If you are interested in screening the film, contact Kino-Lorber.  For business enquiries, contact Neil Kopp at Film Science.