About Alex (2014)
Critic Consensus: About Alex pointedly provokes comparisons to The Big Chill, but the script doesn't have enough substance to support them -- or give its talented cast enough to work with.
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Critic Reviews for About Alex
Neither the script's up-to-the-minute signifiers nor its cheekily self-aware humor can entirely dispel a formulaic feel.
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.
I was pleasantly surprised by much of "About Alex," a film that features a stronger-than-average ensemble for this subgenre even if it too often succumbs to predictable, traditional turns of Screenwriting 101.
The chronicle of a less self-absorbed generation, it's less annoying than The Big Chill but also less funny.
Only Plaza's performance as the troubled Sarah comes close to creating a three-dimensional character.
Audience Reviews for About Alex
Pretty good movie. The clichÃ (C)s and formulas are there and too evident, but the humor and warmth are in the dialogue, and the performances are pretty good, especially Parker, Grace and Ritter.
Excellent. This is a thoroughly entertaining film, filled with emotionally-moving characters who feel very real. Worth seeing.
The movie is called "About Alex" but seems like it is not really about Alex. Too much discussion. Not a good story. Nice actors.
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|Ben:||Judgement has a way of creeping into every relationship. Even our most intimate. If we're lucky, somewhere along the way we meet a few people who listen to us without critisim or reproach. We call those people our friends.|
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