Alexander the Last

Film
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
With indie demigod Noah Baumbach in the producer’s chair and a recognisable face among the cast (Adams from ‘Happiness’), is the crown prince of mumblecore going mainstream? Frankly, no: this is Swanberg on form, and perhaps even on autopilot, with another semi-improvised, sexually explicit tale of romance among the Big Apple’s hip, indie-haircut twentysomethings. This time our heroine is Alex (Weixler), a budding actress torn between her love for shambling troubadour husband Elliott (Rice) and her fascination with stoic Thurston Moore lookalike Jamie (Jacobs). The film displays Swanberg’s customary integrity, but it never really gets anywhere, and at times just resembles arty DIY porn.

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Director:
Joe Swanberg
Cast:
Amy Seimetz
Barlow Jacobs
Jess Weixler
Kent Osborne
Josh Hamilton
Jo Prestia
Jane Adams
Justin Rice
Christopher Denham