I really wanted to love this movie. I love Aubrey Plaza and Max Greenfield and "The Big Chill" (Kevin Kline forever), but this movie just didn't come together in the way I hoped it would. There is a lot to enjoy in "About Alex", but in a lot of ways it falls short.
"Although the acting is brilliant and the dialogue is at times laugh-out-loud funny, the plot feels predictable and clich , unwilling to go just a bit below the surface and capture something meaningful about today’s twenty-somethings. In the picture painted of Millennials by this movie, all our relationships are unhealthy, all our friendships are lacking, and all our problems can be fixed with the right combination of therapy and medication. Maybe that was the case 30 years ago, when the lives of recent graduates weren’t dominated by financial instability and lacking opportunity, but it’s not the case today."
Read the rest of my take on "About Alex" over at Literally, Darling.
Bridey is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.
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