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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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... Ben
... Alex
... Siri
... Josh
... Sarah
... Isaac
... Kate
... Night Editor
... Rudy Suárez
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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8 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Seven Years, Three Days  »

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At dinner, Sarah (Aubrey Plaza) mentions that it feels like a big 80s movie around the table. This movie very closely resembles an 80s movie called The Big Chill, where a group of college friends reunite after a funeral of one of their friends, also named Alex. See more »

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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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References The Big Chill (1983) See more »

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When They Fight, They Fight
Written by Grant Widmer and Edward Joyner
Performed by Generationals (as The Generationals)
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A millennial "The Breakfast Club"
6 August 2018 | by See 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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