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In contemporary L.A., two unacquainted millennials, spend their weekends "swiping" on the dating app WINX. The options are endless, but it's less about connection and more about hooking-up. But when Martin and Gabi meet they find themselves talking into the early hours. Connecting. It's exciting. It's new. Exhilarated by each other, they rush into a relationship. They go out on dates. They move in together. They skip work to make love... But is this love? The new film from acclaimed director Drake Doremus (LIKE CRAZY, EQUALS), NEWNESS stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Pom Klementieff, and Matthew Gray Gubler.

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Critic Reviews for Newness

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (4)

  • As a sympathetic look at two likeable lovers who don't know what's good for them, it's enough to give us a rooting interest - even if we're rooting for the two protagonists to accept the consequences of their mistakes and move on.

    Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's grating in its alternate simplicity and pretensions, and the big fights between the two leads ring completely false.

    Jan 26, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Newness is too dull to make you peer over the edge, and too weak to push you off of it.

    Jan 25, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • "Newness" explores the lures - and pitfalls - of an open relationship in the new culture of the digital meat market, but really, it's bringing some very old news.

    Jan 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Newness exceeds the corny "how we live now" tropes, too, by giving us two characters we want to see succeed in breaking their generational baggage.

    Apr 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Newness" skillfully portrays modern courtship in all its buzzy, fleeting electricity, which helps mitigate the fact that filmmaker Drake Doremus is merely adding a fresh coat of paint to an old romantic dilemma.

    Feb 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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