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Alexander the Last (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 14 March 2009 (USA)
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An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.

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Joe Swanberg

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Joe Swanberg, David Lowery (additional material) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Weixler ... Alex
Justin Rice ... Eliott
Barlow Jacobs ... Jamie
Amy Seimetz ... Hellen
Jane Adams ... Director
Josh Hamilton ... Playwright
Jo Schornikow Jo Schornikow ... Bandmate
Sean Price Williams Sean Price Williams ... Matt
Christopher Denham ... Actor
Molly Hawkins Molly Hawkins ... Actress
Kent Osborne ... Reggie
Alison Bagnall Alison Bagnall ... Costume Designer
Ellen Stagg Ellen Stagg ... Model
Randy Bell Randy Bell ... Sailor
Jade Healy Jade Healy ... Stagehand
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An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.

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Sometimes a commitment requires a little creativity

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Language:

English

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14 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexander el último See more »

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IFC Films, Film Science See more »
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Stupefyingly dull
14 June 2011 | by doug1967_1See all my reviews

After having slogged through Joe Swanberg's unwatchable "Hannah Takes the Stairs" a couple of years back, you can probably imagine I was not that thrilled when I saw his name at the start of this film. I decided to keep an open mind and sallied forth anyway. The results were, unfortunately, about what I expected.

As with "Hannah", this is a largely improvised movie that seemingly goes nowhere—at ten miles an hour at that. The plot involves the characters working on a play with tribulations that spill over into their real lives but it's about as interesting as watching an actual play rehearsal. The movie has very little actual story and I simply could not get involved with this at all.

Maybe it's me; maybe I don't get the whole "Mumblecore" genre of films about twenty-somethings but at just an hour and a quarter, it was an ordeal to sit through, even on TV at home. How does one do a movie with improvised dialog? Watch "A Mighty Wind", "Waiting for Guffman" or any one of the Christopher Guest-directed movies. That's how you do it, folks.

Mr. Swanberg, this is the last film of yours I will be wasting my time with. I applaud young filmmakers willing to take chances but you've got to engage your audience if you want to keep them awake and coming back for more.


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