mumblecore

noun mum·ble·core \ ˈməm-bəl-ˌkȯr \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of mumblecore

: a genre of narrative film focusing primarily on the intimate lives of young characters and featuring scenes of ample dialogue and minimal action
  • The actors (almost always nonprofessionals) rarely say what they mean; a lot of time, they don't know what they mean. … The first mumblecore film, by general agreement, was Andrew Bujalski's 2002 "Funny Ha Ha," a sweet-natured account of a young woman's post-college blues.
  • —David Denby
  • Greenberg's Florence lives in somewhat less of a bubble than a lot of mumblecore characters in that she is more or less gainfully employed and interacts with people older than herself.
  • —Jesse Hassenger

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Origin and Etymology of mumblecore

mumble + -core (in hard-core, soft-core)


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