A lonely college freshman forges a strong connection with his resident assistant during a fraternity party.

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Cooper Raiff

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Cooper Raiff
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cooper Raiff Cooper Raiff ... Alex Malmquist
Dylan Gelula ... Maggie Hill
Amy Landecker ... Mom
Logan Miller ... Sam
Olivia Scott Welch ... Jess (as Olivia Welch)
Abby Quinn ... Georgia
Joy Sunday ... Sophia
Ashley Padilla Ashley Padilla ... DG
Tre Hall ... Garrett
Alina Patra ... Julia
Chinedu Unaka ... Timothy
Nick Saso ... Mason Birch
Wyatt Whipple ... Seb
Juan Wood ... Charlie (as Juan Wood II)
Andrew Hales Andrew Hales ... Jeff
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Among thousands of kids trying their best to make college work, Alex feels alone and depressed. Home is 1500 miles away and he's struggling to find a reason not to go back. Maggie, Alex's sophomore RA, has been crushing college since day one. Today though, Maggie is dealt an unexpected loss. After a party at Shithouse, Maggie wants some company and finds it in Alex. Two young people raised in very different households, Alex and Maggie challenge each other and grow up together. Written by Cooper Raiff

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College stinks

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and drug/alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Alex's stuffed animal: College sucks, but you're also not trying.
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Shithouse Tiny Thangs 4
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Bog standard college rom com
17 November 2020 | by mbdingerSee all my reviews

Everything this movie offers has been done better before. e.g. Before Sunrise has better romance and chemistry, Old School has better comedy, and Goodwill Hunting has better drama. Probably a little unfair, but it is what it is - especially when you attempt cross-genre like this one does. The film is written by, directed by and starring Cooper Raiff. He spends most of the film moping and doting on a girl (played by Amy Landecker) who is almost never nice to him. The lead character often comes across as "soy-based" (for lack of a better descriptor), and if either of these lead characters accurately represent the "snowflake generation" (again for lack of a better word), then I'm seriously worried for the sensibilities of the current youth. Cue old man shaking fist "it wasn't like this in my day". Still, it's not an outright awful movie - it's generally well-acted and shot, and some of the writing is solid (the film apparently strives for a naturalistic tone - i.e. almost like unscripted improv and it works). Overall, I don't think it's worth the time, but based on the imdb rating it seems to resonate for some viewers.


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16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Shithouse See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,545, 18 October 2020

Gross USA:

$18,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,370
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