19 Months takes a comic look at a young couple who believe that romantic love has an expiry date. Rather than stay in a relationship past its due date they have decided to break up. In ... See full summary »
19 Months takes a comic look at a young couple who believe that romantic love has an expiry date. Rather than stay in a relationship past its due date they have decided to break up. In order to avoid the usual pain, jealousy and loneliness so many others go through during a break up Rob and Melanie have agreed to stay together until each of them has found a new partner. So confident are they in this process they have invited a documentary filmmaker to help show the world their "new and better way." Unfortunately for Rob and Melanie they are about to show the world something entirely different. Written by
A smart, funny anti-romantic comedy. Woody Allen meets Albert Brooks, but younger. A faux-doc about a couple that decides to find new partners before they break up, in an effort to avoid the usual pain and angst. Of course, things don't work out as planned. The woman finds a new man almost immediately, while her better half fumes and freaks. Benjamin Ratner is excellent as Rob, the anti-hero, and makes it fun to watch him spiral into a jealous frenzy. The female lead was also very good. This felt like an updated take on the "open-relationship" experiments of the 1970s. Very clever and very amusing. I recommend it to anyone who has gone through a messy break up. And who hasn't?
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