Genre of movies “focused on the self-absorbed minutiae of post-collegiate existence,” which includes the newly released Hannah Takes the Stairs.

It’s officially a genre! Mumblecore is like the FUBU of the indie slacker generation with less emblazoned streetwear, more cardigans. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, you’ll cringe - the characters portrayed in these movies might hit a little too close to home.

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