DVD Release: About Alex

DVD Release Date: Nov. 4, 2014
Price: DVD $24.99
Studio: Screen Media


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The Little Chill? A gaggle of college friends reunite for a weekend in About Alex.

Aubrey Plaza (Life After Beth) and Max Minghella (The Social Network) lead a group of young talents in the comedy-drama About Alex, a kind of Big Chill for the millennial generation.

After the stress of adulthood takes its toll on a young man—a failed actor who attempts to suicide—a group of old college friends reunite for a weekend of reflection, partying and shared laughs. Together for the first time in years, old crushes and rivalries are rekindled and a combination of wine, weed and an unexpected dog sends the careening off into equally unexpected directions.

Written and directed by Jesse Zwick, the R-rated film also stars in the film are Max Greenfield, Jason Ritter, Jane Levy, Nate Parker and Maggie Grace (Lockout).

About Alex received a limited release to theaters in August, 2014, along with an online release. It garnered a meh rating from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes, earning a 5.7/10 based on 36 published reviews.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.