Movie Review: ‘About Alex’ (2014) | Jayme K.
When a group of old college friends reunite over a long weekend after one of them attempts suicide, old crushes and resentments shine light on their life decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink.
I felt one thing and one thing only when initially watching the trailer for About Alex: douche chills. Given its name, it’s quite obvious that screenwriter/director Jesse Zwick was trying to harken back to Lawrence Kasden’s The Big Chill and update it for this generation. The movie doesn’t come close to succeeding, but I’ll give it credit for being far less of a try-too-hard wannabe than the trailers made it out to be. In terms of structure, however, it’s almost a carbon copy of The Big Chill's original screenplay.