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After the Reality (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 April 2017 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Morrison ... Scottie
Sarah Chalke ... Kate
Jon Dore ... Fitz
Laura Bell Bundy ... Kelly
Juan Pablo Di Pace ... Dunkin
Isaiah Mustafa ... Garreth
Tony Cavalero ... Reg
Aimee Garcia ... Crystal
Jane Lynch ... Doctor
John Heard ... Bob
Michael Fairman ... Elmer Severson
Katy Jacoby ... Producer
Max Gecowets ... Rucke
Nathaniel Fuller Nathaniel Fuller ... Randy
Floyd Van Buskirk ... Restaurant Owner
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The life of a contestant on a 'Bachelorette' style reality show is thrown into turmoil when the sudden death of his father forces him to quit the series prematurely and reconnect with his estranged sister at the family cabin.

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25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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A valóságshow után See more »

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Crane Lake, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Having a premier June 5th, 2016 in Cook MN at the Comet theatre near the site of some of the filming See more »

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Friend of Mine
Written by Doran Danoff
Performed by Doran Danoff
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Spoon-Fed Emotions and Flat STory
25 April 2017 | by vicstevinsonSee all my reviews

The trailer cherry picks "deliciously pitch-perfect" when that quote applies only to the reenactments of YOUNG BUCKS, the Bachelorette-style reality TV show. Frankly, they were pushing the age of the male suitors. Top billed Matthew Morrison is 38 and his face looks every bit of it.

Less successful is the family drama that isn't very interesting and reeks of "prodigal son" shtick. Morrison isn't very spontaneous and doesn't really create and inhabit characters. He brings his set repertoire to the role and takes on the character's name. That's it.

The script suffers from absence of subtlety. EVERYTHING the characters are thinking comes out of their mouths. The expository dialogue reveals that the writer/director doesn't trust the audience to perceive anything. Thus we end up with emotions by braille.

This would do better on Lifetime TV than the big screen.


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