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Rather than honing one central theme (other than an umbrella nostalgia for college friendships) or even settling on a tone (flinging one-liners as easily as long-time-coming revelations), writer-director Jesse Zwick tries to win over the entire audience, playing on their emotional strings to a rose-tinted past or waning relationships or even battles with depression. Focusing on cultural references and social cues, “About Alex” fails to give us a big picture compelling enough to overlook its flaws.
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