After he receives a new cancer diagnosis and she is fired from her job as a sex columnist, Bailey and Darla take a road trip that forces them to get intimate with their issues, as well as each other.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Snow ... Darla Beane
Sam Richardson ... Bailey Brighton
Anna Akana ... Elizabeth Carthright
Jordana Brewster ... Tanya
Vivica A. Fox ... Cindy Brighton
Amy Pietz ... Betty Beane
Shaun J. Brown ... Franklin
Alexis G. Zall ... Molly
Rob Moran ... Charlie (as Robert Moran)
Lanell Pena ... Ayita
Jenna Laurenzo ... Melanie
Kenneisha Thompson ... Sunny
Bryan Pitts ... Ron Brighton
Minnie Quan Minnie Quan ... Karen Carthright
Richard Jackson ... Dr. Kaydan


Bailey (Sam Richardson) and Darla (Brittany Snow) embark upon a misguided and mutually deceitful form of therapy, one in which they must drive across the country re-enacting Darla's colorful history as a sex addict. As their true motivations for the road trip come to light, the unlikely pair force one another to confront their issues, discovering that there might actually be more to love than just sex.

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There's more to love than sex.


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


While filming Hooking Up in Dallas, Brittany Snow filmed her call back audition for the TV show Almost Family at Role Videos Acting Studio with coach Jack Watkins. See more »


Before the scene in which Darla has a heart to heart with her mom in the kitchen, her mom is seen smoking/drinking alone and downs her glass of wine. The glass is empty. A few seconds later the glass is full of wine again. See more »


Bailey: [they are in the bathroom for sex and Darla has just finished going to the bathroom, she opens the bathroom door stall] Eww, you just peed.
Darla: Jesus Christ.
[she pulls him into the bathroom stall and closes the door]
Darla: Come on.
[she sits down on the toilet and undoes Bailey's belt]
Darla: Wait, what? You have two, I'm so confused.
Bailey: Uh, yeah, well, one of them's silicone.
Darla: You have a nut implant? They do that? It's amazing.
Bailey: Oh, well, thank you for your stellar review.
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Referenced in The IMDb Show: Take 5 With Brittany Snow (2020) See more »

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Why all the bad reviews? This movie was very good! 8/10
25 February 2021 | by tobimmeyerSee all my reviews

My husband and I both enjoyed this movie! It had highs and lows, but they did a good job of balancing it out.

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20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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