Questlove loved Don’t Think Twice so much that he wrote a long — like, really long — Instagram caption about its greatness.
He’s not alone: The movie, made by and starring comedian Mike Birbiglia, currently sports a 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes — a score Questlove says is “well justified in [his] opinion.”
The Roots drummer calls Don’t Think Twice, a movie about improv comedians, a valuable tool for “younger upstarts & parents of kids” who ask him for “industry advice.”
“I recommend seeing this movie harder than if Prince & Dill came from the heavens above playing me joints [as] if they were 1999,” he wrote.
“I didn’t see this expecting a hard life lesson (lol bawled in #TheWrestler, one of the most unlikely movies that hit home — I didn’t know if I was watching my dad’s story…or my own),” he continued. “I’m a big Birbiglia fan (#SleepwalkWithMe is great too) but as a member of The Roots, as a member of The Thompson Family, as an employee of the 30 Rock empire, as a fly on the wall at the Comedy Cellar watching experiments & craft & envy & awe & struggle & practice in motion — I say see it.”
Don’t Think Twice also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, and Tami Sagher. See Questlove’s full post below.