XOXO (film)

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XOXO
FANN
Digital release poster
Directed byChristopher Louie
Produced by
Screenplay byDylan Meyer
Story byChristopher Louie
Starring
Music byAaron Drake
CinematographyDamián Acevedo
Edited by
  • Sam Bauer
  • Debby Germinio
Production
company
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

xoxo is a 2016 American drama film directed by Christopher Louie and starring Sarah Hyland, Graham Phillips, Brett DelBuono, Hayley Kiyoko, Colin Woodell, Ryan Hansen, Ione Skye, and Chris D'Elia. It is based on a story by Louie and is written by Dylan Meyer. It was produced by Joe Russell p.g.a. and released on August 26, 2016, by Netflix.

Premise[edit]

The lives of six strangers collide during a frenetic night of romance and dream chasing when a young DJ is given a chance to perform at a festival.[1]

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

XOXO (Music from the Netflix Original Film)
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedAugust 26, 2016
GenreAlternative electronic, electronic music, EDM, progressive house
Length58:54
LabelBig Beat Records
XOXO (Music from the Netflix Original Film)
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Make Me Feel"Galantis and East & Young3:27
2."All I Ever Wanted"Michael Brun featuring Louie4:13
3."Song From the Sun"Yotto3:57
4."Momento"Mambo Brothers7:36
5."Signal"Zaxx3:41
6."Me & You"Alok featuring Iro5:27
7."im Friends W 25 Letters of the Alphabet, I Dont Know Y"graves & Dreamer2:57
8."Beats Knockin (Jack Ü Remix)"Skrillex & Diplo featuring Fly Boi Keno2:53
9."Keep It 100" (Keys N Krates live version)Grandtheft & Keys N Krates2:03
10."Ding Dong"Hitchhiker2:36
11."Indian Summer"Jai Wolf4:08
12."You & Me" (Flume Remix)Disclosure featuring Eliza Doolittle4:42
13."Gold Dust"Galantis3:54
14."Something About You" (ODESZA Remix)Hayden James5:41
15."One Last Night on Earth"Dada Life3:50
16."Home" (Lane 8 Remix)Icarus featuring Aurora7:47

Production[edit]

In July 2015, it was announced Sarah Hyland, Chris D'Elia, and Graham Phillips, had joined the cast of the film, with Dylan Meyer writing the screenplay, while Netflix will produce and distribute the film.[2] That same month, Hayley Kiyoko and Colin Woodell joined the cast of the film, while Christopher Louie wrote the story and directed the film.[3] In June 2016, Pete Tong joined the film as a producer and music supervisor.[4]

Sarah Hyland and Graham Phillips have confirmed that XOXO was filmed in multiple music festivals and raves around Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Release[edit]

XOXO was made available through Netflix on August 26, 2016. It ran for one week at the Laemmle Royal theater in Los Angeles August 24th through August 31st.

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 71% based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 5.81/10.[5] Nick Murray opined in The Village Voice that the film "may be as predictable as an EDM song, but it too offers pleasures to those willing to give themselves over to its rhythms."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XOXO". MovieTimes.com. MovieTimes.com. 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Jafaar, Ali (July 8, 2015). "Netflix Expands Its Indie Strategy With Slate Of New Acquisitions". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Gerard, Jermey (July 13, 2015). "Hayley Kiyoko Of 'CSI: Cyber' Is Cast In 'XOXO', Netflix' Indie-Fest Feature Project". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Brandle, Lars (June 20, 2016). "Pete Tong Joins Netflix Film 'XOXO' as Music Supervisor, Producer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "XOXO (2016". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  6. ^ Murray, Nick (September 8, 2016). "'Dancing. Is. Important': Netflix's EDM Movie 'XOXO' Is a Transcendent Goof". The Village Voice. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

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