A group of college friends go on a weekend getaway to keep an eye on their friend Alex who has just attempted suicide. So it’s totally not a remake of The Big Chill because in The Big Chill Alex succeeded in killing himself (and yes, the suicidal characters have the same name). So it’s not a remake, it’s more of a reimagining.
Aaaaaand Aubrey Plaza even says “_this is just like one of those 80s movies!_” right before the trailer declares it “The Big Chill for millenials.” Heaven forbid they, I dunno, _watch The Big Chill_.
To be fair this does look good. Heartfelt and sweet and Aubrey Plaza and Max Greenfield both stretching their acting muscles a little more than their sitcoms would normally let them but I wonder if the movie will be able to get out of the shadow of the 80s movie it’s at least been inspired by.
Here’s the poster.
_About Alex_ is out 8th August in theatres and VOD in the US. I don’t know for sure but probably later up here in Canada (because that happens a lot).