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Playing in New York, and available on iTunes and VOD right now, Ex-Girlfriends follows three friends struggling to uncover the truth behind their romantic entanglements. Directed by and starring Alexander Poe, the film also features Jennifer Carpenter, Kristen Connolly, and Noah Bean. We have an exclusive clip, which finds Jennifer Carpenter's Kate under suspicion of being a psycho killer. Watch as an FBI profiling question turns the tables on this coffee-sipping romantic failure.
Ex-Girlfriends - Exclusive Psycho Killer
Ex-Girlfriends was released November 27th, 2012 and stars Jennifer Carpenter, Kristen Connolly, Alexander Poe, Noah Bean, Teddy Bergman, Sumi Folz, Tara Giordano, Liz Holtan. The film is directed by Alexander Poe. »
Filming a low-budget, independent film can be challenging for many directors. It’s even more difficult for a first time helmer with limited resources. But newcomer Alexander Poe, who wrote, directed, executive produced and starred in the upcoming New York-based comedy-drama Ex-Girlfriends, relied on his friends and colleagues to help create the realistic tale of trying to navigate romantic relationships. Also aided by Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter, who starred in and executive produced the film, Poe was able to explore his comedic side without the pressures of a larger budget film.
Ex-Girlfriends follows Graham (Poe), a writer who’s disheartened by his latest break-up, and his attempts to rekindle the spark with one of his ex-girlfriends, Laura (Kristen Connolly). While reconnecting with Laura and trying to win her back, Graham discovers that she’s dating Tom (Noah Bean), who’s also in a relationship with another one of his ex-girlfriends, »
- Karen Benardello
Are you toying with the idea of taking the plunge and making your first feature? In need of a little inspiration? Meet writer, director and actor Alexander Poe. After graduating from Columbia University’s Film Mfa program, with good friends and talented peers by his side, Poe just went for it and made his first full feature, “Ex-Girlfriends.” He stars in the film as Graham, a guy ridden with relationship woes. When his latest romance doesn’t pan out, Graham focuses back in on a former flame, Laura (Kristen Connolly). Trouble is, while trying to rekindle that relationship, Graham finds out that Laura has a boyfriend and that he’s cheating on Laura [ Read More ]
- Perri Nemiroff
After shooting seven grueling seasons on "Dexter," Jennifer Carpenter makes her first foray into romantic comedy territory with the New York-set indie "Ex-Girlfriends," from first-time writer-director Alexander Poe. Carpenter couldn't be happier. She is, in fact, so enamored with the project, and at the chance to tackle a role in a genre she's not accustomed to finding herself in, that she came on board to serve as an executive producer for the film -- her first time ever doing so. Carpenter called in to Indiewire to discuss how she came onto the project, stepping outside of her comfort zone, and why the seventh season of "Dexter" was the toughest one yet. ["Ex-Girlfriends" comes out iTunes and on demand November 27 and at New York's Cinema Village the following day. "Dexter" airs Sundays at 9pm Et/Pt on Showtime.] It was refreshing seeing you in something lighthearted for a change! I'm used to seeing you...
- Nigel M Smith
Title: Ex-Girlfriends Director: Alexander Poe (‘Please Forget I Exist’) Starring: Alexander Poe, Jennifer Carpenter (‘Dexter’), Kristen Connolly (‘The Cabin in the Woods’) and Noah Bean (‘Morning Glory,’ TV’s ‘Once Upon a Time’) Facing the uncertainties of trying to transition in adulthood, especially when figuring out what career to pursue and how to keep romantic relationships alive, is a challenge for many young adults. The struggles of trying to get through to the next stage in adulthood is ambitiously and realistically showcased in the new independent romance comedy-drama ‘Ex-Girlfriends.’ Set to be released on VOD and iTunes tomorrow and in select theaters on Wednesday, the feature film directorial debut from writer-director [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Ex-Girlfriends is a deftly written film that feels much more literary than cinematic. That is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that the cinematic devises play second fiddle to the writing and performances. Typically, when a film plays so blatantly with the perspective of the narrative, the result is something that is overtly writerly. Somehow, writer-director Alexander Poe is able to pull off this trick while maintaining a high level of naturalism. Sure, we are made aware that the story is being told by the Graham; he is a writer and this is his autobiographical tale. To add another level of meta-ness, Poe plays Graham. The story is told from Graham’s perspective and therefore inherently biased. The only difference between Poe, the author of the film, and Poe’s character is that the writer-director understands that he is creating a work of fiction while Graham is too »
- Don Simpson
The trailer for newcomer Alexander Poe's "Ex-Girlfriends," which premieres this month at the Austin Film Festival, opens with a second-person greeting reminiscent of Jay McInerney's famed first sentence from his '80s novel of 20-something New York, "Bright Lights, Big City." Like that book, "Ex-Girlfriends" plumbs the often-comic fallout of young urban romance in various states of disintegration. Having bumped into his former-girlfriend Laura (Kristen Connolly) at a party, Graham (Poe) struggles to win her back even as he discovers her involvement with the same man his friend Kate (Jennifer Carpenter) -- another ex -- is pursuing. The film's trailer yields a melange of sweaters, irony and twee acoustic rock that will be familiar to fans of indie comedy, as well as the mix of knowing barbs and hard-won empathy that has lately made the genre fertile territory. "Ex-Girlfriends" comes out in New York and »
- Chris Pomorski
The Cabin in the Woods Mondo poster This is one of the coolest movie posters I've seen. An artistic collaboration between Mondo, the collectible boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and the Phantom City Creative, this The Cabin in the Woods poster makes Drew Goddard's horror thriller seem unusual and unique. Here's hoping the movie is as artful as the poster. Written by Goddard and the film's producer (and The Avengers director), Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods is thus described in the press release: "Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. … The Cabin in the Woods [is] a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out." A Lionsgate release, The Cabin in the Woods stars The Bay / Ex-Girlfriends' Kristen Connolly, Thor / Snow White and the Huntsman's Chris Hemsworth, »
- Zac Gille
8 items from 2012