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Six Movies “Average Williamsburg Residents” Love to Watch

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With the announcement of the upcoming Brooklyn movie theatre, we thought it best to try and help a burgeoning local business out. The six-screen cineplex will hopefully become an essential part of the neighborhood. So in honor of the scheduled completion of the new multiplex next fall, here are six movies we’re pretty sure “Average Williamsburg Residents” wouldn’t mind watching on the big screen all year round.

1. Annie Hall


Why “Average Williamsburg Residents” love it: Tales about lost romances are always soothing to Brooklynites who have inevitably dealt with their own complicated feelings about “love.”
Character they most identify with: Annie Hall (Diane Keaton): She wears fun hats! 2. The Wackness

Why “Average Williamsburg Residents” love it: This ’90s tale set during a hot New York City summer has white people dealing drugs, tragic lost love (again), and Ben Kingsley giving psychoanalysis. What’s not to love?
Character they most identify with: Union (Mary Kate Olsen): The wild hippie chick. 3. The Royal Tenenbaums

Why “Average Williamsburg Residents” love it: “Average Williamsburg Residents” love this popular Wes Anderson film for the sweatbands, the Wilson brothers together with Ben Stiller, and, of course, the “ironic and absurdist sense of humor” that pervades the entire movie.
Character they most identify with: Margot Tenenbaum (Gwyneth Paltrow): the reclusive sister with half a finger missing who smokes and is married to a writer who at one point lived in the library. 4. Garden State

Why “Average Williamsburg Residents” love it: Another quirky love story! “Let Go” by Frou Frou, to which the final scene was set, was everyone’s jam in 2005.
Character they most identify with: Sam (Natalie Portman): A compulsive liar with big headphones and cute phrases. 5. (500) Days of Summer

Why “Average Williamsburg Residents” love it: Mostly because Zooey Deschanel is in it but also, the soundtrack .
Character they most identify with: Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt): the architect wannabe who can’t seem to get the girl. 6. A Clockwork Orange

Why “Average Williamsburg Residents” love it: A sample review, “You just don’t understand this movie, it’s on a whole different level. Do you even realize how deep this shit is?”
Character they most identify with: “Identification? After seeing this I’m not sure I can identify with real life anymore.”

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