Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
Kate is a classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS. Bec is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who can barely keep her wildly chaotic affairs, romantic and otherwise, together. Yet, when Bec takes a job assisting Kate, just as Kate's marriage to Evan hits the skids, both women come to rely on what becomes an unconventional, sometimes confrontational and fiercely honest bond. As meticulous, willful Kate begins to rub off on whirlwind, spontaneous Bec - and vice versa - both women find themselves facing down regrets, exploring new territory and expanding their ideas of who they want to be. Written by
Combine the trends of remaking European movies in Hollywood with the ALS ice water bucket challenge and add some bad acting to get the sense of how lousy this movie was. Unlike its French template The Intouchables which was a fantastic heart-warming comedy with amazing acting, this one was a cheap attempt to milk some money from the hype that was stirred by the ALS awareness raising campaign that went on a couple of months back. Such a serious disease needs a much more thoroughly thought-through movie. Emmy Rossum acts the same as in Shameless (very bad), Josh Duhamel struggles and overacts in his first serious role, Hillary Swank is good as usual in another one of her endless strong-women roles.
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