Aubrey Plaza & Max Greenfield in the First Trailer for 'About Alex'
by Ethan Anderton
June 20, 2014
Fans have come to love Aubrey Plaza and Max Greenfield in TV series "Parks & Recreation" and "New Girl" respectively, and now they're together in what looks like spectacular little indie drama. As the trailer praise indicates, About Alex looks like The Big Chill for a new generation. After one of a circle of friends attempts to commit suicide, the whole crew reunites to show their support. However, the reunion also digs up plenty from the past like former romance between Plaza and Max Minghella (The Social Network). We hadn't even heard of this movie until today, but now we're very excited to see it later this summer. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for Jesse Zwick's About Alex, originally from Apple:
About Alex is written and directed by Jesse Zwick ("Parenthood"). The film follows a circle of twenty-something friends who reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers a breakdown. Despite the group’s best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained. Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace and Jane Levy star in the film Screen Media Films releases on August 8th. Good?
A lot of 'Big Chill' touch points. Maybe one too many.
97point6 on Jun 20, 2014
Agreed. Seems to me they're trying too hard.
CoosCoos on Jun 20, 2014
The unnecessarily meta 80's film acknowledgement distracted me for the remainder of the trailer. This could be good though. Schmidt will probably carry the film.
Benjamin Hunter on Jun 20, 2014
Looks really tame for Plaza. Looks like a good film to watch on an international flight.
DAVIDPD on Jun 20, 2014
I'll be honest... Aubrey or no Aubrey, I got really bored half-way into the trailer.
lewinston on Jun 21, 2014
I'd have thought Jane Levy would've stopped going to isolated places for intervention type get togethers. I think it looks good but fairly typical... Like less pretentious Whit Stillman.
Jonathan on Jun 23, 2014
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