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About Alex (2014)

R | | Drama | 8 August 2014 (USA)
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When a group of old college friends reunite over a long weekend after one of them attempts suicide, old crushes and resentments shine light on their life decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink.

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Jesse Zwick

Writer:

Jesse Zwick

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Cast overview:
Nate Parker ... Ben
Jason Ritter ... Alex
Maggie Grace ... Siri
Max Greenfield ... Josh
Aubrey Plaza ... Sarah
Max Minghella ... Isaac
Jane Levy ... Kate
Adam Saunders ... Night Editor
Rey Lucas ... Rudy Suárez
Devon Devon ... Timmy the Dog
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'About Alex' is the story of seven college friends who reunite over a three-day weekend, after one of them attempts suicide. When the friends get together to keep an eye on Alex, the weekend that ensues will renew old crushes and resentments, shine light on bad decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink as the group tries to speculate when the simple life of their college years turned so muddy and complex. Sometimes irreverent, sometimes poetic, and always moving, About Alex is a searingly honest look at the changing nature of adult friendship in the Facebook/Twitter generation. Written by Anonymous

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Sex #Jealousy #Wine #Regret - After all, what are friends for?

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In Alex's house, on top of his refrigerator, a model of the infamous ill-fated ocean liner RMS Titanic can be seen. See more »

Goofs

When Josh tries to stop Siri from entering the bathroom, the bathroom door in the background is first shown slightly open, then closed. See more »

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[first lines]
Night Editor: [entering] Ben. Your page's set?
Ben: Mm, yep. Almost.
[looking at picture]
Ben: Jesus, Alex.
[answering the phone]
Ben: Hello? Yes, this is him, but I'm at work. So...
Josh: [now answering his phone] Used to have a freshman roommate named "Ben", but that ass-wad hasn't called me in ages. What?
Sarah: [on her phone] And no one was there? He was... Alone? Yeah, of course he was alone. That was stupid. Yeah, I can probably get up in a couple hours. I just need a little bit of time to get out of here.
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Connections

References The Big Chill (1983) See more »

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"Anemone Arms'
Words and Music by ;JordanJeffares'
Performed by Snowden
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A millennial "The Breakfast Club"
6 August 2018 | by thebc-86158See all my reviews

About Alex (2014) is about an estranged group of college friends that get together years after school when one of them attempts suicide and fails. It has a great ensemble cast of people that I've seen but weren't sure if they were great. Gladly every actor and actress was fantastic Aubrey Plaza (whom I love) is great, Maggie Grace, Jason Ritter, Nate Parker, and (my favorite) Max Greenfield among others. I love the characters and the banter along with the history of them that slowly unfolds through the drama and romance. About Alex is an amazing dramedy. Check it out on Netflix 9.5/10.


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East Durham, New York, USA

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