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Newness (2017)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 3 November 2017 (Taiwan)
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In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.

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... Martin Hallock
... Gabi Silva
... Larry Bejerano
... Blake Beeson
... Paul
... Bethany
... Artie Hallock
... Jeannie Hallock
... Joanne
... Roland
... Angelica
... Claire
... Oren
... Angeleno
... Bret Jackson
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In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.

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In the bar when Martin (Nicholas Hoult) and Gabi (Laia Costa) first meet & they are discussing the dating app Martin says "I mean, to be honest i feel like 80% of the time i feel like a.... like a dildo attached to a warm body" in reference to Warm Bodies 2013 which Nicholas Hoult starred in. See more »

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Martin Hallock: I don't know, Whatever will be will be.
Paul: No man... See, for love to work, and for happiness to work, and if you wanna have a family some day, you have to actually pursue it. Don't leave it up to fate.
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Emotional roller-coaster
3 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

My first review ever. Just finished watching this gem of a movie, and I am blown away. There were so many emotions played out in this movie, it should be impossible not to relate to.

The topic is a coming-of-age story. Two young people in the big city, who want to experience everything. And it seems like everything is available today. And your smartphone just amplifies all the choices you have.

The tone of the movie is slow and somewhat grey all throughout. Camera action and music is slow and deliberate really supporting the heavy emotions. It is not sad though. Just really intense. The movie explores many emotions and experiences, and gives you plenty of time to feel them yourself. Don't want to spoil it, but they get to go through a lot.

The main casting was really good. Actors took their time to get into the roles. Some background stories were told but only when needed. Also plenty of good supporting roles.

It all makes for a very interesting story, and as a viewer you really relate to the characters and what they go through.

It is rare that a movie has the guts and takes the time to deal with so much, and do it so well.

The subjects are bound to cause reflection, so if you watch it with your significant other, be ready to take some time afterwards to reflect and discuss.

I was very impressed 10/10


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