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||IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 from R votes
||Release: 8 August 2014 (USA) /
||Stars: Adam Saunders, Aubrey Plaza, Devon, Jane Levy, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella, Nate Parker, Rey Lucas
||Synopsis: 'About Alex' is the story of seven college friends who reunite over a three-day weekend, after one of them attempts suicide. When the friends get together to keep an eye on Alex, the weekend that ensues will renew old crushes and resentments, shine light on bad decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink as the group tries to speculate when the simple life of their college years turned so muddy and complex. Sometimes irreverent, sometimes poetic, and always moving, About Alex is a searingly honest look at the changing nature of adult friendship in the Facebook/Twitter generation. Written by Anonymous
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Five college friends and a plus one physically come together to watch a
friend after he tries to commit suicide but in all other regards they
spend the majority of the weekend egocentrically delving into their own
unresolved self-generated baggage.
It is hard for a film, when it's basically a remake pretending not to
be because this time the suicide victim isn't a victim but an attemptee
but is hypocritically self-aware and gives homage to its predecessor,
to do what it wants authentically without resembling a rip-off. And,
fair warning, I have seen The Big Chill, and unintentionally watched it
again a week before watching About Alex.
From the get-go you know to expect self-indulgent intellectualisms but
About Alex is nothing but pretentious ramblings, giving it a loathsome
hipsterly quality. The atmosphere of the entire movie is bordering on
combative as they angrily banter through the tension. Maybe this was a
deliberate decision from writer/director Jesse Zwick; to put a mirror
to the disjointed self absorbed nature of the generation and act as a
representation and critique of the Facebook age. One would think that
people coming together to help another through the days immediately
following a suicide attempt would be kind and loving but for the most
of the movie you forget they were even friends. The acting is good and
roles fully formed, of which Jane Levy and Max Greenfield are most
successful, but they can not save their faulted characters.
The directing and composition of shots was uninspired, average, and
literal. There is an art to telling a story without having it plainly
done with the characters' dialogue and that is completely missing from
About Alex. This is evident from the very beginning when Zwick decides
to waste five minutes showing: the suicide attempt, everyone getting
the call about the suicide attempt and making their arrangements to go
and deal with the suicide attempt. Instead he could have saved five
minutes, had everyone somberly encounter one another, leaving the
dialogue as-is where the true subject for being together is implied and
pussyfooted around and then cut to the one friend left at the cabin as
he tries to clean the bloodstained bathtub. All conversations between
two characters are over the shoulder framed close-ups that cut back and
forth as they talk to one another.
I wanted to like this movie, the trailer had me so hopeful and the cast
is sublime but About Alex is masturbatory and decidedly not The Big
Chill of our generation.
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