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Hooking Up (2020)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 March 2020 (USA)
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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.


Nico Raineau
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Credited cast:
Brittany Snow ... Darla
Sam Richardson ... Bailey
Anna Akana ... Elizabeth
Amy Pietz ... Betty
Jordana Brewster ... Tanya
Vivica A. Fox ... Cindy
Shaun J. Brown ... Franklin
Alexis G. Zall ... Molly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brianna Adams Brianna Adams ... Airport traveler
Michael Benefield ... Group Member
Paul Blain ... Young Stranger
Jason Bremer ... Group Member
Prestin T. Brown Prestin T. Brown ... Self
Simply Phillip Brown Simply Phillip Brown ... Bar Patron
Latrice Butts ... Office Employee


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: Look's like you just bought that on Craig's List.
Darla: I did!
Bailey: Like a while ago. Like when Craig's List first just started.
Darla: Yea! This is Craig's car.
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Featured in The IMDb Show: Take 5 With Brittany Snow (2020) See more »

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Not all that original, but it's funny, somewhat relatable, has a lot of charm.
21 March 2020 | by thebumm-1See all my reviews

I enjoyed it. It's pretty straightforward, has some great bits, and takes the A Lot Like Love approach to the romcom. The title more than indicates that. The true value is the two leads. They carry the load well.

Sam Richardson is an absolute joy to watch no matter the project so if the only thing you take from this movie is "I gotta watch more of this guy" then it's a success. He made Detroiters, he was in Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates, and probably best known for Veep, but he pops up Spy and The Office too. He's hilarious, so even in this movie where it could be a by-the-book rom-com road trip movie, he's elevating the script.

Brittany Snow is far more well-known at this point because of the Pitch Perfect series, but she's a little against type here, in my opinion. The movie starts playing Sam's character as a more redeemable guy with a few flaws, and Brittany's characters as an irredeemable girl with a few likeable traits and moves toward the center a bit with both. She probably has the most character development in the movie and she does a great job pulling it off.

As I said, it won't blow you away with originality, but it's got some humor, the two leads work well together, and of course has the lesson at the end. I'd watch it again with some friends no question.

PS - The racist posts about interracial relationships are pretty obviously stuck in the early 90s. Update your complaints, kids.

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Dallas Texas, USA

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