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Alex of Venice (2014)

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A workaholic attorney is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves.

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Chris Messina
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Alex
Don Johnson ... Roger
Reg E. Cathey ... Walt
Skylar Gaertner ... Dakota
Chris Messina ... George
Matthew Del Negro ... James
Timm Sharp ... Josh
Derek Luke ... Frank
Tom Yi ... Judge Sawyer
Zane Smith ... Rain Eldenberg
Michael Chernus ... Trofimov
Will McCormack ... Lee
Tai Cheadle Tai Cheadle ... Mel
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Maureen
Beth Grant ... Teacher
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Workaholic attorney, Alex [Winstead] is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves. Now faced with the humdrum and sometimes catastrophic events that permeate the fabric of our lives, Alex discovers both a vulnerability and inner strength she had not yet tapped all while trying to hold together her broken family. Written by RF

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attorney | beach | spa | f rated | monogamy | See All (22) »

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Her life is just getting started. Again.

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Drama

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Алекс из Венеции See more »

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A handful of characters from the original script were trimmed to focus more on the family unit in the movie. See more »

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When the judge rules on Alex's environmental suit he dismisses the case "without prejudice." His actual ruling should have been "with prejudice" since the judge's decision was based on the merits of the case and would preclude the same case from being filed again. See more »

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Alex: No matter how hard to control this life is, there are some things that are forever. We fight for them.
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Written by Dan Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Courtesy of Bulk Recordings
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Despite good intentions not well developed, one sided
25 November 2016 | by pkperaSee all my reviews

This should be at least some 20 minutes longer. From beginning I felt whole storytelling as rushed. Husband suddenly announces that he can't do it anymore, and leaves. But we couldn't see almost nothing why, how family was really dysfunctional. And it was so most time. I don't know who to blame more: writers or director. Probably both. It seems that director felt in love with Mary Elizabeth Winstead (MEW in further text), and focused on her all time - there was plenty of scenes with only her on screen. Actually, I can not blame him for that - camera loves her, and she was ideal cast for idealistic, as young dedicated to school, work type young woman. I watched this mostly because of her. Don Johnson was pleasant surprise in atypical role. Unfortunately, there is strong impression that male characters were not just lower time on screen, but presented as lower worthy. Still, it could be pretty good indie movie with better storytelling and more time. Was problem with budget or directors inexperience, I can't tell. Acting from MEW, Don Johnson and Skylar Gaertner was superb. Other did good job too. My rating is 6 - it was watchable, not boring, maybe simply because you can not stop to watch MEW :-)


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