Plus One (2019 film)

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Plus One
Plus One poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
  • Jeff Chan
  • Andrew Rhymer
Produced by
  • Deborah Liebling
  • Ross Putman
  • Jeremy Reitz
  • Jeff Chan
  • Andrew Rhymer
  • Greg Beauchamp
Written by
  • Jeff Chan
  • Andrew Rhymer
Starring
Music byLeo Birenberg
CinematographyGuy Godfree
Edited byJohn Daigle
Production
company
Distributed byRLJE 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..

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

Synopsis[edit]

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[edit]

Production[edit]

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.[4] Stu Pollard and Harris McCabe from Lunacy Productions also executive produced.

Release[edit]

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] It was released on Hulu on August 6th, 2019. [8]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 90% based on 48 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. 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."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plus One". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Plus One (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes.
  3. ^ "RLJ Entertainment - Plus One". RLJE Films. July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 21, 2019). "Rom-Com 'Plus One' Acquired By RLJE Films Ahead Of Tribeca Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Exclusive new photos from the biggest summer movies". USA Today. April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  8. ^ https://decider.com/2019/08/01/new-on-hulu-august-2019/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Plus One (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes.

External links[edit]

Plus One on IMDb