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The Big Ask (2013)

Teddy Bears (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 20 May 2014 (USA)
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Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

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Thomas Beatty
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Gillian Jacobs ... Emily
Zachary Knighton ... Dave
David Krumholtz ... Andrew
Melanie Lynskey ... Hannah
Ahna O'Reilly ... Zoe
Jason Ritter ... Owen
Ned Beatty ... Old Man Carl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dale Dickey ... Lori
Hutchi Hancock ... Lucy
Tara Karsian ... Ms. CP
Lizzie Prestel ... Marty
French Stewart ... Rich
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Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

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Six friends. Seven days. One super inappropriate question.

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Comedy | Drama

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Ned Beatty is Thomas Beatty's father. See more »

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Duck And Cover
Written by Ryan Harrison, Michael J. Palmer
Performed by Ryan Harrison And The Orphans
Courtesy of Ryan Harrison
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Awful woman-hating rape culture dross
7 May 2014 | by heavyzineSee all my reviews

This film is a horrific example of rape culture.

The primary focus is on the emotions and reactions of the male characters, and whether they should "allow" their friend to have sex with their girlfriends, with much less focus on whether the women themselves would actually want to sleep with the creep. The clear implication is that the female characters' decisions are secondary, if they are to have any say in the matter at all.

The fact that this is described as a "comedy" albeit a slightly dark one, is the only laughable thing about it. There's nothing funny about watching a group of over-privileged white men arguing about who should be allowed to have sex with their female property.

Awful.


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English

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20 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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