Plus One

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Plus One reinvigorates the rom-com with an entertaining outing elevated by well-matched leads and a story that embraces and transcends genre clichés.



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Single college friends Ben and Alice band together to survive a summer full of weddings in which everyone around them seems to be coupling off, including Ben's dad. Each serves as the other's date to help them navigate speeches, photo booths and prospective hookups until they realize they have great chemistry with each other.


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  • Erskine and Quaid enjoy a decent chemistry...their rapport is amusing, but never precious in a cringe-inducing way. "Plus One" is a high-concept indie rom-com...but it's enjoyable because it embraces those conventions like a comfortable old shirt.

    Jun 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Chan and Rhymer understand the essential weirdness of being an observer of someone else's emotional, life-changing event that happens to also be a big party.

    Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Plus One" might be a romcom squarely from the dude's point of view, but Erskine is the real breakout star here. She's raunchy and funny, giving the film a loose, wild feeling in its best moments, though it's too often predictable in its larger beats.

    Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Incurable romantics seeking a fresh look at love contemporary-style could do a lot worse than Plus One.

    Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • It takes some nerve to attempt a new spin on the wedding rom-com, but co-directors and writers Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer pull it off with the effervescent "Plus One."

    Jun 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Will these two leads be able to outrun so many clichés? Erskine, a comic talent best known as a creator of the Hulu comedy series "Pen15," suggests that the answer is yes...

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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