Every generation needs its own “Big Chill”-esque movie, right? That may have arrived in the new film “About Alex” starring the ensemble of Aubrey Plaza, Jane Levy, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter and Maggie Grace. After the first trailer for the film has arrived to give you a sense of what you’re in for with this one.
The directorial debut of Jesse Zwick, this dramedy made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, where it didn’t quite impress. Our Gabe Toro said it was “about too much and too little, a sandbox for its considerable cast, but ultimately just following the reunion rulebook.” But again, that cast is pretty solid and perhaps you’ll get more mileage out of it. Here’s the official synopsis:
In ABOUT ALEX, a circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional 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. An honest appraisal of adult friendship for our current social media moment, ABOUT ALEX is a lighthearted look at the struggles of a generation that has it all – and wants more.
“About Alex” will hit screens and iTunes on August 8th. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.