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Life After Ex (2017)

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Set in the time before same sex marriage was legal nation-wide, Dylan must put his life back together after his partner leaves him. Can Dylan put his life back together and find a new love?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Knipe Nick Knipe ... Dylan Holm (as Nicklaus Knipe)
Spencer Wolfe Spencer Wolfe ... Steve
Robert Saladee Robert Saladee ... Dylan's Father
Jax Barkhaus Jax Barkhaus ... Ray Holm
Kristy Olson Kristy Olson ... Dylan's Mother
Zachariah Barrientos Zachariah Barrientos ... Brandon
Stephanie Elrod Stephanie Elrod ... Bookstore Manager
Daniel Selby ... Paul
Douglas Schwarte Douglas Schwarte ... Mark
Ben Gothier Ben Gothier ... Lawyer
Anthony Holmes Anthony Holmes ... Anthony
Dani Cleveland Dani Cleveland ... Destiny
Eric Lawson Eric Lawson ... Cameron
Chuck Martens Chuck Martens ... Maitre D
Heather Horst Heather Horst ... Jessie The Waitress


Life After Ex is a new romantic comedy about searching for love after a gay divorce. Set in the months before the Supreme Court ruled to legalize same sex marriage nation-wide, Dylan Holm must put his life back together after his partner leaves him. However, Dylan is unable to file for a divorce, even though he and his partner were legally married in Iowa, because the state of Nebraska never recognized their marriage. Because of this, Dylan must move to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a year to establish residency so he can file for divorce there. As Dylan begins to put his life back together and finds a new boyfriend, the Supreme Court rules to make same sex marriage legal all across the U.S.A. Now, Dylan is free to file for a gay divorce and remarry, but things aren't what they seem, and once the truth is revealed, Dylan is finally able to find happiness and true love at last. Written by F. Coppola

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10 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Life after the life you never had.
23 January 2018 | by juanpabloroma-1See all my reviews

There you are, standing right at the edge of the life you always imagined for yourself; about to take a big step forward. You breathe deep and close your eyes, unable to believe your luck. The door's half open. Your foot starts.

Everything has come together--finally. On your left the view's great. To your right things couldn't look better. What brought you here makes you strong. Nothing can beat you now. You lift one foot. Your hand pushes the door open. Then, in front of you, that life you are about to step into isn't there. It never was. Everything around you crumbles.

A feeling like the one you'd experience in such a situation permeates throughout "Life After Ex"-not a comedy, but a splendid dramatic piece with subtle funny moments scattered here and there.

This indie film not only explores the fragility of love and the longing for deep human connections in a meaninglessly overconnected world, but also that of perception in the ever-changing puzzle that is self discovery.

I walked into this movie knowing nothing about it. When it was over, I had this strange and happy feeling that I had just discovered a rare gem with a real and unpretentious thing to say.

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