Plus One (2019 film)

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Plus One
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Directed by
  • Jeff Chan
  • Andrew Rhymer
Produced by
Written by
  • Jeff Chan
  • Andrew Rhymer
Music by Leo Birenberg
Cinematography Guy Godfree
Edited byJohn Daigle
Distributed by RLJE Films
Release date
  • April 28, 2019 (2019-04-28)(Tribeca)
  • June 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)(United States)
Running time
98 minutes [1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$23,443 [2]

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 received generally positive reviews from critics.


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. [3]



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. [6] 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. [7] Prior to, RLJE Films acquired distribution rights to the film. [8] It was released in select theaters, VOD and Digital HD on June 14, 2019. [9] It was released on Hulu on August 6, 2019. [10]


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a "Certified Fresh" approval rating of 89% based on 61 reviews, with an average rating of 7.16/10. 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." [11] On Metacritic it has a score of 65% based on reviews from 18 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". [12]

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