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About Alex

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Jesse Zwick

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About the Movie

'About Alex' is the story of seven college friends who reunite over a three-day weekend, after one of them attempts suicide. When the friends get together to keep an eye on Alex, the weekend that ensues will renew old crushes and resentments, shine light on bad decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink as the group tries to speculate when the simple life of their college years turned so muddy and complex. Sometimes irreverent, sometimes poetic, and always moving, About Alex is a searingly honest look at the changing nature of adult friendship in the Facebook/Twitter generation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 39
  • Fresh: 17
  • Rotten: 22
  • Average Rating: 5.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The insight that social media fosters false intimacy is old news. The film shows only a half-formed sense of how careers have changed in 30 years. – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, Aug 7, 2014

Rotten: Neither the script's up-to-the-minute signifiers nor its cheekily self-aware humor can entirely dispel a formulaic feel. – Justin Chang, Variety, Aug 10, 2014

Fresh: Unambitious but amiable, it benefits from the presence of familiar talents. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Aug 4, 2014

Fresh: The intelligence and unhackneyed humor of the believable, unself-conscious screenplay by fledgling director Mr. Zwick (son of veteran director Edward Zwick) deserves special praise. It never hits a false note. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Aug 8, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Great movie! Witty dialogues and fantastic acting

I wasn’t sure what to think before I ordered the movie but wow, it’s been a real treat. The acting is magnificent — special kudos to Max Greenfield (perfect in the role of blase/horny/cynical intellectual) and Aubrey Plaza (adorable in the insecure/cute/professional woman), but whole cast is really amazing. I personally didn’t like “The Big Chill” and I think this movie is a much, much better one (and I’m not even sure the comparison with “The Big Chill” makes any sense to be honest). In any case, watch it, you won’t regret it.

Not a comedy

This is not a comedy. Stop labeling films comedies just because comedians and funny personalities are in them.

Just watch "The Big Chill" instead

Completely derivative. But worse than the original. Much worse.

About Alex
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2014

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