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
Starring
Music by Leo Birenberg
Cinematography Guy Godfree
Edited byJohn Daigle
Production
company
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
LanguageEnglish

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..

Romantic comedy Film genre

Romantic comedy is a genre with lighthearted, humorous plot lines centered on romantic ideas, such as how true love is able to surmount most obstacles. One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily". Another definition suggests that its "primary distinguishing feature is a love plot in which two sympathetic and well-matched lovers are united or reconciled".

Maya Erskine is an American actress and writer best known for her roles as Maggie in Man Seeking Woman and Mikki in Betas. In 2019, she began starring in the Hulu original, PEN15, alongside Anna Konkle. The duo, who also co-created and co-executive produce the series, play fictional versions of their 13-year-old selves.

Jack Henry Quaid is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Marvel in the 2012 science fiction film The Hunger Games. Quaid stars in Amazon Prime Video’s original series The Boys, based on the comic book series of the same name, playing Hughie Campbell.

Contents

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 an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes and the Certified Fresh designation. [2]

Tribeca Film Festival annual film festival held in New York, US

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) is a prominent film festival held in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, showcasing a diverse selection of independent films. Since its inaugural year in 2002, it has become a recognized outlet for independent filmmakers in all genres to release their work to a broad audience.

RLJ Entertainment is an American independent licensee, producer and distributor of entertainment programming and film and television productions in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release, and approximately 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, Image has exclusive audio and broadcast rights as well as digital download rights to approximately 2,100 video programs and over 400 audio programs containing more than 6,000 tracks. The company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.

Synopsis

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]

Cast

Ed Begley Jr. American actor and environmentalist

Edward James Begley Jr. is an American actor. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is most recognized for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, the bumbling surgical partner of William Daniels' Dr. Mark Craig, on the television series St. Elsewhere (1982–1988); the role earned him six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination. He also co-hosted, along with wife Rachelle Carson, the green living reality show entitled Living with Ed (2007–2010).

Beck Bennett American actor

Christopher Beck Bennett, professionally known as Beck Bennett, is an American actor, writer, and comedian who is a current cast member on Saturday Night Live, joining in 2013. Before his tenure on SNL, he was recognized for the AT&T "It's Not Complicated" commercials where he interviewed kids, his sketch videos with the comedy group Good Neighbor, and his YouTube show Theatre of Life.

Finn Wittrock American actor

Peter "Finn" Wittrock, Jr. is an American actor and screenwriter. He began his career in guest roles on several television shows. He made his film debut in 2004, in Halloweentown High before returning to films in the 2010 film Twelve. After studying theater at The Juilliard School, he was a regular in the soap opera All My Children from 2009 to 2011, while performing in several theatrical productions. In 2011, he performed in playwright Tony Kushner's Off-Broadway play The Illusion and made his Broadway debut in 2012 as Happy Loman in the revival of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols.

Production

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 will serve as executive producers under their Red Hour Films banner. [4] Stu Pollard and Harris McCabe from Lunacy Productions also executive produced.

Rosalind Chao American actress

Rosalind Chao is an American actress. Chao's best-known roles have been as a star of the CBS show AfterMASH portraying Klinger's South Korean wife Soon-Lee Klinger, for both seasons, Rose Hsu Jordan in the acclaimed movie The Joy Luck Club, and the recurring character Keiko O'Brien with twenty-seven appearances on the syndicated science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Perrey Reeves American actress

Perrey Reeves is an American film and television actress.

Jon Bass is an American actor, known for playing Ronnie Greenbaum in the film Baywatch, and Del Plimpton in the comedy series Big Time in Hollywood, FL.

Release

The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019 and went on to win the Narrative Audience Award. [5] Prior to, RLJE Films acquired distribution rights to the film. [6] It was released in select theaters, VOD and Digital HD on June 14, 2019. [7]

Reception

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 89% based on 44 reviews, with an average rating of 7.38/10. 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." [8]

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