Alex Strangelove

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Alex Strangelove offers a refreshingly insightful -- and fittingly adult -- take on teen sexuality enlivened by smart humor and a fearlessly progressive approach.



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ALEX STRANGELOVE tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him--and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual exploration, kicking off a hilarious and moving adventure of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times.


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Critic Reviews for Alex Strangelove

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  • "Alex Strangelove" is witty, compassionate and enjoyable throughout; a charming movie and in many respects an enlightened one.

    Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Alex Strangelove ultimately serves as a funny-and occasionally filthy-commentary on heteronormativity and the work that goes into overcoming certain ingrained expectations about the trajectory of a life.

    Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

    Alex Barasch

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  • As a modern coming-of-age movie, one that's especially meant to keep the progressive values of teen Netflix on the home page for another week or so, it does have a fair amount of charm.

    Jun 9, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a lovely little gem.

    Jun 8, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • It can't help but hit a lot of familiar beats. But its script feels personal, and less airbrushed than most in its recollection of the utter uncoolness of being a teenager.

    Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to fault the bigger message here: that we all deserve the right to be true to who we are, even if it takes a few hard turns - and some collateral emotional damage - to get there.

    Jun 6, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alex Strangelove

  • Feb 14, 2019
    f you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2018
    Even if the beats are predictable it feels honest, like Johnson is pulling from his own memories. It's also funny which is a bit of a relief.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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