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|Music by||Leo Birenberg|
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Plus One is a 2019 American romantic comedy film, written, directed, and produced by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer in their directorial debuts. It stars Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Beck Bennett, Rosalind Chao, Perrey Reeves and Ed Begley Jr..
It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019, where it won the Narrative Audience Award. It was released on June 14, 2019, by RLJE Films. It currently holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the Certified Fresh designation.
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.
In November 2017, it was announced Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley Jr., Finn Wittrock, Rosalind Chao, Perrey Reeves, Beck Bennett and Jon Bass had joined the cast of the film, with Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer directing from a screenplay they wrote. Ben Stiller, Nicholas Weinstock and Jackie Cohn served as executive producers under their Red Hour Films banner.Stu Pollard and Harris McCabe from Lunacy Productions also executive produced. James Short and John Short with Inwood Road Films also served as executive producers.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019 and went on to win the Narrative Audience Award.Prior to, RLJE Films acquired distribution rights to the film. It was released in select theaters, VOD and Digital HD on June 14, 2019. It was released on Hulu on August 6, 2019.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 90% based on 49 reviews, with an average rating of 7.29/10. It holds the Certified Fresh designation. The website's critical consensus reads, "Plus One reinvigorates the rom-com with an entertaining outing elevated by well-matched leads and a story that embraces and transcends genre clichés."
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