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Alex & The List (2017)

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Alex, a lovable, unassuming dog trainer is in love with a great woman - Katherine - smart, talented, from a good family. Katherine adores Alex's quirky sense of humor, honesty and capacity ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Karen Gillan ... Lily
Jennifer Morrison ... Katherine Stern
Julie Gonzalo ... Lara
Patrick Fugit ... Alex
Lesley-Anne Down ... Victoria
JoBeth Williams ... Mrs. Stern
Aaron Staton ... Michael
Gilles Marini ... Dr. Antonio Rosenblatt
Bob Gunton ... Mr. Stern
Michael Nouri ... Rabbi Baskin
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Dave
Elvy Yost ... Anastasiya
Ryan O'Nan ... Gary
Victoria Tennant ... Barbara
Dana Powell ... Holly
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Storyline

Alex, a lovable, unassuming dog trainer is in love with a great woman - Katherine - smart, talented, from a good family. Katherine adores Alex's quirky sense of humor, honesty and capacity to listen. Having decided to pop the question, Alex is blindsided when Katherine produces a detailed list of well-thought-out "improvements" she feels will tweak Alex on their way to becoming the ideal couple. Alex instinctively rejects the suggestion that he needs to change anything. But with the threat of a new competitor, Alex decides to "do the list." Guided by a coterie of friends that include: Dave, Alex's loyal childhood buddy, best female friend Lily, her husband Michael, and their 8-year-old son, Nicky, Alex's journey has him reconsider and question his beliefs, values and world. Written by Harris Goldberg/Kristen D'Alessio

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Every woman has a list, she just wrote it down.

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The List See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Goose's List See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Patrick Fugit headlined the Outcast TV series (2016-present) and Karen Gillan was in the 2010 movie of the same name released in March 2010 the month before her Amy Pond debut in Doctor Who. See more »

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Not a comedy, even less a romance
7 May 2018 | by pkperaSee all my reviews

Funny moments were really rare, same is with dialogs. Since it is described in storyline, and visible well on movie poster, I will not spoil if say that only reasonable reaction, what can normal man do when gets such list is rejection, even break. What is done actually, but after it we have more than 1 hour of pretty much surreal human behavior and even characters. That pseudo Italian guy - come on. There is no parent who wanted such idiot for his daughter. Acting was actually good. Karen Gillan is now on top, it's sure. But not sure she will be proud with this movie. Actually, her character was only one, what could be considered as realistic, normal human behaving, despite was presented as some quirky one. Irony ? Indeed, there was some irony in all this. The reason for low ratings is in story, bleak main character, and for sure in some plot holes. And mostly because the ending. First stage of ending was little over top. Not romance at all. Then very-very finale ... Hmm that reminded me on movie with Diane Lane and those four legged creatures :-) Yes, happiness has different ways, money is certainly not it, nor white toots. Writers were happy with what they done, I guess. Most of people not, it seems. This was better watchable than my rating of 4 suggests. But I was really disappointed by story development and ending - no, it is not unhappy ending, just to say it. What genre was it, really ? "You, the viewer have too much time, and you are not much smart. We did good job teaching and amusing you." Actors and we deserve better.


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