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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary

In ABOUT ALEX, a circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group’s best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained. An honest appraisal of adult friendship for our current social media moment, ABOUT ALEX is a lighthearted look at the struggles of a generation that has it all – and wants more.

Cast: Aubrey Plaza , Jane Levy , Jason Ritter , Maggie Grace , Max Greenfield , Max Minghella , Nate Parker , Adam Saunders

Director: Jesse Zwick

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Screen Media Films

About Alex (2014)

Release Date: August 8th, 2014|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • On the bright side, the actors are experienced enough to anchor their free-floating characters. But if you’d like to see this sort of thing done well, watch 2011’s infinitely superior Channing Tatum dramedy “10 Years” on Netflix instead. show more

  • There's nothing new under the sun, but About Alex is very, very not new. Luckily, most of its capable cast muster the warmth we require, and Zwick's script offers more humor (however mild the laughs are) than sentimentality. show more

  • The only thing moviegoers will hate more than the phony, faux-felt conversations of About Alex at its worst is the unfulfilled promise its high points suggest when it’s at its best. show more

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