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Social Animals (2018)

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A childless, single, broke, stoner attempts to salvage her failing business and love life while falling in love for the first time with a married man.


Theresa Bennett


Theresa Bennett





Cast overview, first billed only:
Noël Wells ... Zoe (as Noel Wells)
Ryan Darbonne Ryan Darbonne ... Matt
Jon Silberg Jon Silberg ... 7 Habits (voice)
Josh Radnor ... Paul
Carly Chaikin ... Claire
Joe Bones Joe Bones ... Graffiti Artist
Wiley Wiggins ... Zoe's Landlord
Fortune Feimster ... Sarah-Beth
Samira Wiley ... Lana
Shane Jacobsen ... Peter
Aya Cash ... Jane
Brayden Scott ... Nate (as Brayden Barone)
Kambrie Schulte Kambrie Schulte ... Cameron
Lynleigh Schulte Lynleigh Schulte ... June
James Hal Hardy ... Jim


Zoe (Noel Wells) is stalled, stoned, broke and stuck in a series of one night stands. While salvaging her failing business, she falls in love for the first time with Paul (Josh Radnor). There's one problem, Paul is married to Jane. Through inspirations only Austin could provide, Zoe learns what "adulting" really means.

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Love is Never Picture Perfect.



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Rated R for strong and crude sexual content, language, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Claire: When you love someone, you fight for it. Even if it feels wrong.
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References Working Girl (1988) See more »

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1 August 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In Austin, Texas, Zoe Crandle (Noël Wells) is a sexually liberated single gal. She's never been in love and not looking to be. Claire (Carly Chaikin) is her BFF. Paul (Josh Radnor) and Jane (Aya Cash) have a family and she wears the pants. She suggests having an affair to save their marriage.

Theresa Bennett seems to be a jack of all trades and this is her first directing work. Noël Wells seems to be a comedic actress who has been rolling around for awhile. I don't know either of them. The directing is functional but it's not the most exciting. Her writing lacks the comedic punch. She tries to be quirky in her sexual forwardness but it doesn't get enough laughs. Her leading lady Wells needs more charisma and her character is not always appealing. She is often outshined by the other actors. I do recognize a lot of the other actors from various TV shows and they do fine work. Chaikin may be a bit young but her personality fits the lead much better. The other major female character is played by Cash who blows up the screen time and time again. She's the most interesting side of the love triangle. The chemistry is off since Wells is rather flat in an interesting role. Something is not working here.

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Release Date:

30 September 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA


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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,505, 3 June 2018

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