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The Big Ask (2014)

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Three couples head to the desert to help their friend (David Krumholtz) heal after the death of his mother. But when they learn that his idea of healing is asking to sleep with his best friends' girlfriends - at the same time - his ludicrous request creates fallout amidst the entire group. A hilariously dark comedy about the things we do for friends in need, also starring Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, Melanie Lynskey, Ahna O'Reilly, and Jason Ritter. (c) Tribeca

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Thomas Beatty

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (3)

A strong ensemble is essential to a tale of a friendship in crisis.

June 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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"The Big Ask" is a premise in search of a movie, one that co-directors Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman never quite find.

May 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The Big Ask is obviously not the feel-good movie of the year, but it sure feels awesome to watch such a good movie. There's more than one way to skin a sex comedy.

June 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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The Big Ask begins with a loose cannon of a premise, but the resulting damage is precise in its effect and power.

June 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

Explores deep psychological questions by wrapping them in the promise of unusual sexual hijinks

May 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
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It features a central protagonist who's simply not likable, supporting characters who serve as little more than plot devices for its lead, and a flat tone that somehow seems to soften even its most likable stars.

May 30, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
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Beatty and Fishman botch their third act payoff, but The Big Ask remains a compellingly exploratory odyssey into desperate acts of communication, with a side of sexual awkwardness.

May 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
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Despite strong work by Melanie Lynskey and Zachary Knighton, this so-called dark comedy is a big disappointment.

May 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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