About Sorry, Thanks
Set in San Francisco’s vivid Mission District, SXSW 2009 Film Festival favorite SORRY, THANKS charts deep fallibility, bad decisions, and the wreckage of self-delusion … in a laughy kind of way.
Max (Wiley Wiggins, DAZED AND CONFUSED) is a charming wreck, working a joyless intern coordinator job and groveling for rides to work. Kira (Kenya Miles), newly single and reeling from a brutal break-up, is on a desperate search for any next step. Kira sleeps with Max, and things get complicated fast: turns out, Max already has a girlfriend, Sara (Ia Hernandez). Max’s at-a-loss best friend (a comically belligerent Andrew Bujalski) does maddening battle on the frontlines of Max’s emotional shortcomings, as Max decides he'll dabble in two new pursuits: an obsessive-tending interest in Kira, and (more fleetingly) in the mystery of whether he may in fact be an ass.
From Director Dia Sokol (producer of MUTUAL APPRECIATION and BEESWAX) comes a modern morality tale about the heartbreaking (and hilarious) perils of emotional idiocy.
Acclaim for Sorry, Thanks
“The film is a sidelong charmer …”Mark Olsen, LATIMES.COM
“The script should circulate among Hollywood studios looking to break that awful 'bromance' formula. Sorry, Thanks does not need such uninspired bricks of concept to make you care about its subjects. I am enamored of its ending, which avoids any neat conclusions while achieving a stunning finality.”Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
“A uniquely moral film but also a very funny one … Wiggins, in his first lead role in 8 years, gives a minor miracle of a comic performance. The mix of humility, sadness, frustration and agony dancing across his face is a little heartbreaking, and a little hilarious. It’s that tone that sets Sorry, Thanks apart—it sets you up with its deceptively breezy, primary colored staging, and, in the unlikeliest of times and modes, delivers a gut punch.”Karina Longworth, SPOUT
“Wiggins totally steals the show. Why he's not doing more, I do not know; count me as someone who'd love to see Wiggins pop up on the big screen at least a thousand times per year.”Erik Davis, CINEMATICAL
“INTIMATE..ENGROSSING.”Kristine Tofte, AUSTIN CHRONICLE