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XOXO (2016)

TV-MA | | Drama, Music | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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Six strangers' lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night.

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Christopher Louie

Writers:

Christopher Louie (story by), Dylan Meyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Hyland ... Krystal
Graham Phillips ... Ethan
Brett DelBuono ... Tariq (as Brett Delbuono)
Hayley Kiyoko ... Shannie
Colin Woodell ... Ray
Chris D'Elia ... Neil
Ian Anthony Dale ... Anders
Ryan Hansen ... Avilo
LaMonica Garrett ... Chopper (as Lamonica Garrett)
Brianne Howey ... Darla
Medalion Rahimi ... Nikki
Sam Aotaki Sam Aotaki ... Chelsea
Peter Gilroy ... Jayce
Ione Skye ... Ethan's Mom
Kelly Marie Tran ... Butterfly Rave Girl
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Six strangers' lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night.

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Taglines:

Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.

Genres:

Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

Announcement | Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

XOXO: A Vida é uma Festa See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Netflix, Prettybird See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the beginning when Ethan is on Skype, "Graham Phillips" (the actor who plays Ethan) can be seen as a contact. See more »

Goofs

When Krystal is charging her phone the battery level goes up but the time on the phone stays at 7:58 the entire time. See more »

Quotes

Pink Second Skin dude: [Holding a laptop in a pink full body/face suit] Is there WIFI on the bus?
Neil: Dude... Kill your self
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Connections

References Alok, Bruno Martini feat. Zeeba: Hear Me Now (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Butterfly Effect
Performed by Curbi
Written by Jeremy Van Der Hoeven, Sefida Shelton Nagel and Tobias Paul Curwen-Bingley
Courtesy of Spinnin' Records
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From the perspective of someone who attends these events, the movie was very enjoyable, albeit a bit predictable.
27 August 2016 | by niahklotzSee all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I am a raver, a DJ, and a straight edge, meaning I don't drink, smoke, or do any sorts of drugs at these events. Just to give you a bit of perspective on where I'm coming from.

Personally, I really enjoyed this movie. It captured very well the many different aspects of festival culture, from the bro-tank crowd, to the slutty girls, to the people only there to take an extreme amount of drugs, to the people who come to enjoy the music and hardly if at all participate in the party scene. The chaos and bliss of walking around a massive, multi-staged arena of people who are just there to enjoy themselves in the best way they know how, dancing to the music that we all love. Even the shocking and thrilling experience of running into your best friend in the middle of a crowd, in a festival with 24,000 people in it, something that has actually happened to me, as unlikely as that sounds. The depiction of PLUR was a bit cheesy, not that there is really a non-cheesy way to portray that element. The film also captured a bit of DJ culture, and the constant struggle between the people who are in it for the music vs. the fame, which I appreciated, although that might not resonate so much with the general audience.

With a solid combination of outright, and background comedy (pay attention to side characters that are being talked over), and serious plot, this movie is a good example of what a 'dramedy' should be. Without spoiling anything, the plot has enough twists to keep you engaged, although it does grow a bit predictable as it goes. Some parts did seem a bit forced, plot-wise, but that's to be expected in film nowadays.

I would have liked if the film had more diversity in the music, as it was almost entirely main- stage house in the soundtrack, but to be fair, that is the only type of EDM that really works with general audiences, so I understand why they choose to stick so closely to the genre.

If you've never been to a festival, do not by any means form your opinion of what they are like on this movie, but if you have, sit back and enjoy, and let XOXO take you back to what is, for many people, the most surreal and magical few days of their entire lives.


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