The Big Ask Reviews

March 2, 2019
You can see each emotion play out clearly, and yeah: you really, really, really, get to love these characters - and in some cases, hate them.
June 6, 2016
The problem is we've seen this all before and then some; to call this trite would be an understatement.
August 4, 2014
It's hard to tell what's most dislikeable about this film.
June 3, 2014
A strong ensemble is essential to a tale of a friendship in crisis.
June 3, 2014
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
The Big Ask begins with a loose cannon of a premise, but the resulting damage is precise in its effect and power.
May 30, 2014
Explores deep psychological questions by wrapping them in the promise of unusual sexual hijinks
May 30, 2014
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 29, 2014
"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
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 28, 2014
Despite strong work by Melanie Lynskey and Zachary Knighton, this so-called dark comedy is a big disappointment.