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Plus One

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fresh, funny, smart romcom; sex, drinking, and language.

Movie NR 2019 98 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Yet another predictable "hook up" movie.

The tale of 2 insecure and vulnerable single people. I wonder what will happen. ...You know though, don't you? The typical premarital sex theme is prevalent so exspect the typical waffling, wallowing and piffy snark throughout. Almost ALL these movies lack concerted commitment in relationships and always talk about how important their unstable feelings are all the time. These movies need to grow up and are in desperate need of life.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Director-writers Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer make a dazzling debut in their first feature film with strong characters, a brash look at traditional romance, and as many touching moments as funny ones. Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid have terrific chemistry, and while Erskine's performance is the showier one -- and she is sensational -- Jack Quaid holds his own, delivering nuance and heart. Supporting characters are uniformly wonderful, with Rosalind Chao as a stand-out. Plus One is breezy and inventive, and while the bones of the story may be formulaic, the execution never feels tired. A welcome treat in the continuing onslaught of by-the-numbers romcoms finding their way to home screens in recent months.

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