About Alex

Synopsis: 'About Alex' is the story of seven college friends who reunite over a three-day weekend, after one of them attempts suicide. When the friends get together to keep an eye on Alex, the weekend that ensues will renew old crushes and resentments, shine light on bad decisions, and ultimately push friendships and relationships to the brink as the group tries to speculate when the simple life of their college years turned so muddy and complex. Sometimes irreverent, sometimes poetic, and always moving, About Alex is a searingly honest look at the changing nature of adult friendship in the Facebook/Twitter generation.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jesse Zwick
Production: Screen Media Ventures
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

I've been in

search of stones

Making up the pavement

of less traveled roads

Mining for treasure

deep in my bones

That I never find

Went looking for reverence

Tried to find it in a bottle

And came

back again.

High on

a hash pipe...


Your page's set?

Mm, yep.


Jesus, Alex.


Yes, this is him,

but I'm at work.

Used to have a freshman

roommate named Ben, but

that asswad hasn't

called me in ages.


And no one was there?

He was...


Yeah, of course he was alone.

That was stupid.

Yeah, I can probably

get up in a couple hours. I just

need a little bit of time

to get out of here.

Well, he's gonna be okay.

That's the most important thing.


I gotta take this.

Hang on a sec.


Yeah, I'm fine.

Just got to the office,

I'm gonna leave from there.

Oh and the answer,

well how could I miss

Something as simple as this

Did the hospital say when

they'd be able to release


Said it might be tonight.

Might be in the morning.

Do we call them?

Because I feel like if we...

I called them already.

There's nothing else we can do.


Just keep straight.



I got the fellowship.



Yeah, I know.

When were you going to tell me?

What do you mean?

I'm telling you now.

Yeah, h-how long

have you known?

I found out yesterday.

Yeah, I mean, it's, it's

great for you, right?

It's a great opportunity.

- Yeah

- Yeah.

It is, but...

And then about us

moving out there.

I think we've had this

conversation like fifty times.

I can't just quit my

job and move to LA.

Sarah's train should

be getting in.


I'm gonna stay here.



Hey, Sarah, uh, hi.


It's good to see you.

Oh, yeah, it's good

to see you too.

Have you talked to Alex?

No, but I can't wait to

ask that f***er what the

hell he was thinking.

Um, you're not actually

going to say that to him,

- are you?

- Why not?

Because he's fragile and

that's not appropriate.

How do you know?

When was the last time

you talked to him?

That's what I thought.

What do you want to do, Sarah?

You wanna just tiptoe

around the whole thing?

Pretend like nothing happened?

No, no, I think we should...

I think we should make

him feel safe and...

Oh, okay.

Loved, and...

Yeah, and I think he's

going to think that that's

bullshit, and I think he's

going to see right through it.






And you!

We didn't even know

whether to expect you or not.

No, well...

Where's Isaac?

Is he up here yet with

the new lady friend?

Is that happening?

With the who?

Isaac's bringing someone?


His girlfriend.

I didn't know he

was seeing anyone.

It's recent.

She's 22.

No she's not.


Is she?

What's wrong?

It's not like she's 11.

Calm down.

Okay, first of all, you're

disgusting, and second of

all, um, why does Isaac

think it's appropriate to

bring a date to...

How is it inappropriate?

I was this close to

bringing, I was this close

to bringing a date, and she

canceled at the last minute.

She had a thing.


It's okay that

I'm coming, right.

Yeah, of course it's okay.

You said you wanted to

come, I said it's fine.

Of course it's fine.

Wait, what?

No, I didn't say

I wanted to come.

I said that I wanted to

be there for you if you

wanted me to be there.

Why would I tell you to

come if I didn't want you

to come.

I am so sorry, but we're

out of premium-class


Could we interest you in one

of our more affordable models?

Yeah, yeah. That's fine.

Anything with

wheels is fine. Thanks.

I shouldn't be here.


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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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