Plus One

Plus One

Streaming Video - 2019
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Long-time friends Alice and Ben find themselves in that inevitable year that all late 20-somethings experience-in which seemingly every person they know gets married-and agree to be one another's plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings.
Publisher: [United States] : RLJ Entertainment, 2019
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 99 min.)) : sd., col
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misatim
Feb 15, 2020

just O.K.

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shaneprimrose1
Jan 15, 2020

Pros: very well cast, highly entertaining!
Con: predictable story!

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matcat44
Jan 04, 2020

Didn’t like.

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Barsby
Dec 28, 2019

A slice of wedding cake delight; Chemistry was great between the leads, lead actress presence and comic timing made the film. Writing was terrific. Just have fun with it.

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Chiefie1
Dec 18, 2019

Did not finish watching this movie! Found it too depressing. I rented it because it was commented about being very funny, but found it a waste of time. But that's just me.
Could not see any humour in this, esp. in the way the Plus One had such a low opinion of herself, poor girl.

JCLBrittanyC Nov 01, 2019

I believe this is a Hulu original movie, but I could have the wrong, either way it
was a fabulous watch. Alice and Ben are longtime friends, and both happen
to be single with many wedding invites in their future. In order to combat all
the chaos weddings bring, they agree to be one another’s wedding date for
all 10. As you can assume after spending all this time together bigger feels
start to develop. This movie has a good balance of that classic rom-com, so if
you are looking for a new rom-com in your life be sure to check this one out!

IndyPL_MollieB Sep 09, 2019

If you're a sucker for romantic comedies, this is your movie: So many weddings, so few dates--Alice and Ben decide to accompany each other to their respective friends weddings, including Ben's dad's wedding, where he's been asked to be the best man. Which meet-cute will be "the one"?

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2019

Floored by the depth of writing and chemistry of the actors in this genuinely LOL rom-com about people afraid to commit because of their parents' imperfect marriages. Believe me, I am not in a particularly happy mood or being generous to say it is one of the best romantic relationship film since the 1990s --- Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Before Sunrise, You've Got Mail etc. More so because I have never heard of the pair of lead actors before!

rogerebert.com Rating: 3/4
Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 90% based on 48 reviews (wiki)

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B00ks2go
Sep 02, 2019

Probably funnier for you if you enjoy watching people embarrass and humiliate themselves. (For me it was painful humiliating wedding speeches that brought out the worst in people, drunks vomiting and having barely coherent drunk talks--can't even call them conversations--that I found agonizing.) There was no chemistry (I mean absolute zero) between the actors. And the "moral" of the film is that everything wrong with young people today is messed up because their parents ruined their lives. Pretty scenery and some good costuming, but otherwise not much good I can say.

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SAPL454
Aug 20, 2019

MRI

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A light-hearted romance sequence with desirable results!

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2019

Right now you're kind of like that guy in an ice cream store who, like, samples every single flavor before he picks one. That guy sucks.
-But how can I know what's best, though?
You won't.
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It's just like, why is everybody so in love and just so
-- just sure? Dude, they're not.
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We're not perfect. Me and xxyyzz getting married, we're just going for it. We don't know.
-So what's the point?
Because it's fun.
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I mostly get, "Why do you spend so much time with that Radio Shack employee?"
-Radio Shack is -- is not a thing anymore.
Well, it still looks like you work there.

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2019

Seems to me like you're due for a white guy.
- Am I?
It's the Ping-Pong Effect. You always date the opposite of the person you just dated.
-Are Asians and whites opposite?
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You look like someone who would do okay on "Survivor."
- Really? Mm-hmm. Like, you think I'd win?
You're good-looking enough to get far but not good-looking enough to win.
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I can't do them on my own. It's impossible.
-It's 'cause you're lonely.
No. It's because you're not there. You're not there to -- to insult everything that I do. You're not there to make fun of groomsmen photos and -- and -- and vows and all the other bullshxt. You're not there to order fish at a fxcking diner. And the worst part about all this is that you're not there because I hurt you.

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2019

I don't think we have that long-term potential, but I had a fun time with her.
-You spent one night with her. How can you possibly know what kind of potential you have?
Alice, when you've been single as long as I have, you know what you want. And when you know what you want, you can cut bait way quicker.
-Yeah, but you don't know what you want.
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I'm just trying to make sure the person I end up with is right. I'm trying to find, you know...
- Do not say "the one."
...the one.
-Oh, my God. You're just... so stupid.
I don't think I am.
-Someone as grotesquely tall and gangly as you doesn't have the right to be picky.
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Dad, you're a little bit hard to root for sometimes. When you and Mom split, it really messed me up. And I just decided I didn't want to be like you guys. I just wanted to find the one and -- and hang on to her forever. And now I'm completely alone.

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jimg2000
Sep 04, 2019

I mean, my mom, she's just -- she's always yelling at my dad. And he's kind of checked out, you know? He just takes it. They didn't want my sister and I
to have to go through a divorce, so they just stuck it out. And it's just -- It's made them so sad. I think about the two of them sometimes in that house, just having dinner in silence, white-knuckling it.
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But the truth is, if you spend your whole life looking for perfect... you wind up with nothing. See, there are many innings to this ballgame. And I don't think love is about chance run-ins or cute accidents. It's simpler than that. It's about finding someone you want to hang out with as long as humanly possible and just... just trying not to screw it up.
-Keep going.
But you will mess up. No matter how hard you try, you'll get in your own way.
But if you can learn from your mistakes...

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