Wendy and her friends avoid the heartless world of random hookups and friends-with-benefits by spending all their time together. When she meets Sean, Wendy is torn between her genuine affection and desire for him and her commitment to her friends, especially her best friend Billie: and Billie isn't interested in losing her friends.
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.
In a suburb populated by wealthy and liberal parents who want a bucolic life for themselves and their children, Wendy, Billie and Ann are seniors at the alternative private school; they spend all their time with fellow students Jonah, Price and Robert. The six have been friends since elementary school and their friendship has become a six-person monogamous relationship. They swap sex partners each week; their loyalty is to the group, not to one person. The six friends don't want to survive high school - they want to transcend its pettiness. Their friendships are intense, especially between Billie and Wendy. After orientation, Wendy meets Sean, a new senior who moved from Chicago; he finds out about her "inner geek" and she quickly recognizes a kindred spirit. Soon their friendship becomes romantic and Wendy is torn between her genuine affection and desire for Sean, and her commitment and belief in the group. Wendy starts to test the boundaries of her vow to her friends, and Billie ...
What? You don't live in what world? The world of first dates? Of holding hands?
No you jackass. Of disposable girlfriends. Of bracelets for blowjobs. Of macking and making out and going down and text messaging some asshole whose gonna come all over my shirt. That world.
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Written by Zachary John Aros, Zeb Jones Carlisle, Nathaniel Fregoso And Dyan Genevra Valdes
Performed by The Blood Arm
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While the acting is nothing stellar, the real problem with this film is the writing. It tries for the unscripted, natural feel and only succeeds in making it seem unpolished and amateurish. There's nothing to set apart the way that it's filmed and the music selection is a bit over-dramatic.
Film-making qualities aside, it still doesn't have a compelling story. It's completely inaccurate and unrealistic and takes itself far too seriously to be a dark farce of the whole clique-of-friends-who-sleep-together. The characters are lacking in any personality except for a few minor roles. It's a shame this film is even associated with Havoc, which is well-filmed and at least has a point to it.
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