Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam, hyper-responsible Dennis, and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz, an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for. Written by
Jennifer Garner did not actually enjoy being around Kevin Smith in real life. She apparently thought his humor was too dirty and childish. This led to Smith and Ben Affleck, Garner's husband at the time, to stop being social. Affleck and Smith have not worked together since Clerks II (2006). See more »
Fritz tells Gray that Grady's child was conceived "at a Halloween party," but when Gray first meets the child's mother she says the child will be "four next October." A child conceived on Halloween would be born near the end of July. It is also very possible that Fritz made up the conception date since most of the rest of that story was also incorrect. See more »
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Not going to lie, this movie totally surpasses expectations. On the surface, it looks like a total chick flick, but it totally delivers for guys too. Lots of laughs and a very realistic and introspective look at coming to terms with the secret lives of the people we love.
Features a brilliant and very likable performance by Kevin Smith as Sam. Relative newcomer Sam Jaeger as Dennis delivers an extremely authentic and sincere performance. Their relationship as best friends offers both witty comic relief and another dimension to the plot. Very enjoyable.
Jennifer Garner is, of course, amazing and beautiful. She gives her character a sense of depth and grace that is really refreshing on screen.
All the boyfriends who get "dragged" to this are going to love it--whether they admit to afterwards or not is a different story.
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