• About Alex (2014)

About Alex

Release Date: August 8th, 2014

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Overindulgences in food, drugs and wine threaten to bring old resentments and clashing viewpoints to the breaking point during a weekend reunion of longtime friends.

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

Director: Jesse Zwick

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Footprint Features

Keywords: House, Relationships, Cheeky, 2010s, Touching, Friend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 40

    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

  • 75
    Rex ReedObserver

    The intelligence and unhackneyed humor of the believable, unself-conscious screenplay by fledgling director Mr. Zwick (son of veteran director Edward Zwick) deserves special praise. It never hits a false note. show more

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