I Used to Go Here

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Following the launch of her new novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) is invited to speak at her alma mater by her mentor and former professor (Jemaine Clement).


  • Gillian Jacobs
  • Jemaine Clement
  • Josh Wiggins
  • Forrest Goodluck
  • Hannah Marks
  • Kate Micucci
  • Zoe Chao
  • Jorma Taccone
  • Jennifer Joan Taylor
  • Khloe Janel

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  • The school this is implying is Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
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    • Kate: The clouds seemed to be moving faster than he had ever noticed before.
    • Kate: Oh, wait! Sorry, just for context, this is when the main character Calvin meets his love interest Willoughby.
    • Kate: But this morning felt different. The clouds seemed to be moving faster than he had ever noticed before, faster than he thought maybe he'd ever seen and the Sun was so bright that as he walked along the familiar shore, it felt as though he was walking under a strobe light, pulsing almost as often as the cold waves licked his toes. And just then, as he took note of all that, he started out toward the mossy rock and found that it was occupied.
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2.0 out of 5


Aug 5, 2020

Rey, whose previous features include Unexpected and Empire Builder (released when she was married to fellow director Joe Swanberg and used his last name), has a knack for recognizing everyday stabs of awkwardness and turning throwaway lines into grace notes.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter
Jul 28, 2020

Throughout, the always likable Gillian Jacobs creates a memorable portrayal of a woman who’s a mess but still rather wonderful.

Metacritic review by Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
Jul 28, 2020

The lightly carbonated fizz of I Used to Go Here has everything to do with Rey’s deftly chosen ensemble.

Metacritic review by Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune