Plus One (2019 film)

Last updated
Plus One
Plus One poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
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 currently holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the Certified Fresh designation. [3]


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. [4]



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. [5] 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. [6] Prior to, RLJE Films acquired distribution rights to the film. [7] It was released in select theaters, VOD and Digital HD on June 14, 2019. [8] It was released on Hulu on August 6, 2019. [9]


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." [10]

Related Research Articles

Stu Pollard is an American film producer, writer and director. His credits include Nice Guys Sleep Alone, Keep Your Distance, as well as the 2019 survival thriller Rust Creek.

<i>A Birders Guide to Everything</i> 2013 film by Rob Meyer

A Birder's Guide to Everything is a 2013 independent film starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Wolff, Michael Chen, Katie Chang, James Le Gros, Daniela Lavender and Sir Ben Kingsley. It was written by Rob Meyer and Luke Matheny and directed by Rob Meyer. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2013, and was released in a limited release and through video on demand on March 21, 2014, by Screen Media Films and Focus Features.

<i>Nas: Time Is Illmatic</i> 2014 documentary film

Nas: Time Is Illmatic is a 2014 documentary film directed by One9 and produced by One9, Erik Parker and Anthony Saleh. The film recounts the circumstances leading up to Nas' 1994 debut album Illmatic. Released on the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, the film includes interviews with Nas, his brother and father, and figures from the East Coast hip hop scene. Nas: Time Is Illmatic premiered during the opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, on April 16, 2014. The project received a grant from Tribeca All Access and additional funding from the Ford Foundation.

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 Hulu's original TV comedy series PEN15 alongside Anna Konkle. The duo, who co-created and co-executive produce the series, play fictional versions of their 13-year-old selves.

<i>Dont Think Twice</i> 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Birbiglia

Don't Think Twice is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Birbiglia and stars Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher and Chris Gethard. The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13, 2016 and was released on July 22, 2016, by The Film Arcade.

<i>Casual</i> (TV series) American television series

Casual is an American television comedy-drama series that premiered on October 7, 2015 on Hulu. Created by Zander Lehmann and directed by Jason Reitman, the series centers on Valerie, a newly divorced single mother living with her brother Alex and her daughter Laura. The cast also includes Frances Conroy and Nyasha Hatendi.

<i>Men Go to Battle</i> 2015 film directed by Zachary Treitz

Men Go To Battle is a 2015 American dark comedy/drama film directed by Zachary Treitz and written by Treitz and Kate Lyn Sheil. It stars Tim Morton, David Maloney, Rachel Korine, Sheil, and Steve Coulter. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2015.

<i>A Kind of Murder</i> 2016 film by Andy Goddard

A Kind of Murder is a 2016 American mystery thriller film, directed by Andy Goddard from a screenplay by Susan Boyd. It is based upon the Patricia Highsmith novel The Blunderer. It stars Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Vincent Kartheiser, Haley Bennett, and Eddie Marsan. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2016. The film was released on December 16, 2016, by Magnolia Pictures.

<i>Little Boxes</i> (film) 2016 film directed by Rob Meyer

Little Boxes is a 2016 American dramedy film, directed by Rob Meyer and written by Annie Howell. It stars Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence, Janeane Garofalo, and Christine Taylor.

<i>Detour</i> (2016 film) 2016 film by Christopher Smith

Detour is a 2016 British thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, John Lynch, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Reine Swart. The film was released in the United States on 20 January 2017 by Magnet Releasing.

<i>Future Man</i> (TV series) American comedy television series

Future Man is an American comedy web television series created by Howard Overman, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir that premiered on November 14, 2017 on Hulu. The series follows an underachieving janitor who is called upon to save the world. It stars Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Ed Begley Jr., Glenne Headly, and Haley Joel Osment and is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. On January 8, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season consisting of thirteen episodes that premiered on January 11, 2019. In April 2019, Hulu renewed the series for a third and final season.

<i>Harlots</i> (TV series) British-American period drama television series

Harlots is an English-American period drama television series created by Alison Newman and Moira Buffini and inspired by The Covent Garden Ladies by British historian Hallie Rubenhold. The series focuses on Margaret Wells, who runs a brothel in 18th-century London and struggles to secure a better future for her daughters amid an unpredictable environment.

<i>Permission</i> (film) 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film

Permission is a 2017 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Brian Crano. The film stars Rebecca Hall as a woman on the brink of a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, but is impeded by the suggestion of her brother and his life partner to "test date" other men before she ultimately settles down. Meanwhile, the film also follows the relationship of the gay couple as they decide whether or not to become parents.

<i>Literally, Right Before Aaron</i> 2017 film by Ryan Eggold

Literally, Right Before Aaron is a 2017 American comedy film written and directed by Ryan Eggold. The film stars Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Kristen Schaal, Dana Delany, Peter Gallagher, Lea Thompson and Luis Guzmán. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2017. The film was released on September 29, 2017, by Screen Media Films.

<i>Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie</i> 2018 film directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins

Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie is an American documentary film that premiered on April 27, 2018 on Hulu. Directed, written, and produced by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, it explores the creation of the Barbie doll, the effect it has had on culture, and its evolution over the decades.

<i>The Unicorn</i> (2018 film) 2018 film directed by Robert Coppola Schwartzman

The Unicorn is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Robert Schwartzman and starring Lauren Lapkus, Nick Rutherford, Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree Hemingway, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Maya Kazan, John Kapelos, Beverly D'Angelo and Kyle Mooney. Its screenplay was written by Nick Rutherford, Kirk C. Johnson, and Will Elliott, from a story by Schwartzman.

<i>PEN15</i> American comedy television series

PEN15 is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman, that premiered on February 8, 2019, on Hulu. The series stars Erskine and Konkle, who also serve as executive producers alongside Zvibleman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Becky Sloviter, Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Debbie Liebling, and Gabe Liedman.

<i>Four Weddings and a Funeral</i> (miniseries) American romantic comedy web television miniseries

Four Weddings and a Funeral is an American romantic comedy web television miniseries, based on the 1994 British film of the same name written by Richard Curtis. The miniseries, which premiered on July 31, 2019 on Hulu, was created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, the showrunner was Tracey Wigfield, and the stars are Nathalie Emmanuel, Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Brandon Mychal Smith, and John Paul Reynolds.

<i>A Score to Settle</i> 2019 film by Shawn Ku

A Score to Settle is a 2019 action-thriller film directed by Shawn Ku. It stars Nicolas Cage and Benjamin Bratt.

<i>Burning Cane</i> 2019 film directed by Phillip Youmans

Burning Cane is a 2019 American drama film written and directed by Phillip Youmans. The film stars Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers, Dominique McClellan and Braelyn Kelly. Set in rural Louisiana, we follow Helen Wayne, a deeply religious mother, as she tries to mend both her self-destructive son and the alcoholic pastor of her church. Burning Cane explores both the cyclical nature of vices and dangers of a fundamentalist interoperation of religion. The film was released on October 25, 2019, by Array Releasing.


  1. "Plus One". Tribeca Film Festival . Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. "Plus One (2019)". Box Office Mojo . IMDb . Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  3. "Plus One (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes.
  4. "RLJ Entertainment - Plus One". RLJE Films . July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  5. Tartaglione, Nancy (November 16, 2017). "'Plus One': Jack Quaid, Maya Erskine Lead Romcom From Ben Stiller's Red Hour, Studio71". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  6. Hayes, Dade (March 5, 2019). "Tribeca Film Festival Unveils Feature Lineup, With Screen Time For John DeLorean, Muhammad Ali, Chelsea Manning". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. Hipes, Patrick (March 21, 2019). "Rom-Com 'Plus One' Acquired By RLJE Films Ahead Of Tribeca Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  8. "Exclusive new photos from the biggest summer movies". USA Today . April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  9. or empty |title= (help)
  10. "Plus One (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes.

Plus One on IMDb