A 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

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Drake Doremus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shailene Woodley ... Daphne
Jamie Dornan ... Jack
Sebastian Stan ... Frank
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Adrian
Lindsay Sloane ... Billie
Shamier Anderson ... Jonathan
Sherry Cola ... Chris
Wendie Malick ... Sue
Kyra Sedgwick ... Ingrid
Janice LeAnn Brown ... Abigail
James Trussart James Trussart ... Carl
Ben Esler ... Jed
Jonathan Freeman ... Graham (as Jonathan Brooks)
Kai Lennox ... Fred
Lorna Scott ... Pawnbroker
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Storyline

Reeling from a bad recent break-up, Daphne (Shailene Woodley) finds herself adrift in life. Living in her sister's guesthouse, she regularly witnesses her sibling and her brother-in-law fighting, which only exacerbates the once-idealistic Daphne's growing despair regarding long-term love. Then, at one of her sister's parties, Daphne meets Frank (Sebastian Stan) and Jack (Jamie Dornan). Both are enormously attractive to her, albeit in very different ways: one is the free-spirited bad boy, unpredictable, and always ready for adventure; the other is sober, intelligent, sensitive, and invested in his career as an academic. Unable to choose between these almost polar opposites, Daphne finds herself bouncing between them instead, enjoying the distinct ways each man sees her -- it's as though she's auditioning different versions of herself and the life that might be waiting for her. But fate has a way of making decisions for us, and the time soon comes when Daphne is forced to accept that ...

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Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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As per method acting, Shailene Woodley requested the director to keep the sex scenes as realistic as possible, but the production declined her plea. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Daphne: [narrating] Everything might not be okay, but that's okay. You're exactly where you need to be.
Daphne: You are loved.
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References Father of the Bride (1991) See more »

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Endings, Beginnings should just End and never have Begun!
30 December 2020 | by thdudeabidesSee all my reviews

The cinematography, improvisations and Jamie Dornan are the best things about this film, but unfortunately they do nothing to save a painfully dull and boring watch. Most of the scenes are improvised which is what intrigued me. Unfortunately they are unfunny, dull, and lead to nothing. You learn nothing about anybody at all. If you are intrigued by this film because of Jamie Dornan then please, do yourself a favour and avoid this. The film runs for 1 hour 50 minutes but Jamie's screen time overall is approx. 15-20 minutes. His screen presence is the only saving grace from a 1/10 film.

The film follows Daphne after her 4 year relationship break-up at the beginning and (as the film's poster suggests) her entry into a love triangle. Unfortunately the film just drags as nothing much happens and Daphne's depressing persona just adds to the pain of watching. It feels like the intention is for the viewer to feel sorry for Daphne, but as the story progresses you just end up not caring at all. You have been warned!


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Country:

USA | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Endings, Beginnings See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$239,231
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