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Almost Friends (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 17 November 2017 (USA)
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Charlie is an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.

Director:

Jake Goldberger

Writer:

Jake Goldberger
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Credited cast:
Freddie Highmore ... Charlie
Odeya Rush ... Amber
Christopher Meloni ... Howard
Haley Joel Osment ... Ben
Jake Abel ... Jack
Rita Volk ... Heather
Marg Helgenberger ... Samantha
Taylor John Smith ... Brad
Christie McNab ... Leslie
Gary Ray Moore ... Ross
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Baggs Mark Baggs ... Track Spectator / Diner (as Mark Baynard Baggs)
Arlene Baluyut Arlene Baluyut ... Bar Staff
Victoria Blackmon ... College Student / Movie Patron
Paul Brueske Paul Brueske ... Track Coach
Carlton Byrd ... Hayden
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Charlie is an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.

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The Wonka Bar was shown in the film when Jack tries to retrieve it in a vending machine. Charlie is played by Freddie Highmore who starred in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory also playing as Charlie. See more »

Quotes

Ben: You live a menial existence , my friend .
Todd: You have no idea
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Keep On Loving
Words and Music by Royal Torrence
Published by Little Royal Music (BMI) and Eastunes Music (BMI)
Performed by Little Royal
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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almost something
23 March 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Charlie (Freddie Highmore) was a promising amateur chef but after an incident, he has withdrawn into a static life. He lives at home with his mother (Marg Helgenberger) and her family. His loser father (Christopher Meloni) arrives in town and comes to stay with them. Charlie's friend Ben (Haley Joel Osment) pushes him to talk to his crush coffee shop girl Amber (Odeya Rush). The problem is that she already has track star boyfriend Brad. Charlie gets her slacker cousin Jack a job at the revival theater. Jack takes a liking to Charlie's lifelong friend Heather.

Highmore and Rush are an appealing pretty young coupling. They make for a fine lead in a standard indie romance. There are a few too many issues and too many characters. Filmmaker Jake Goldberger has overstuffed this when he should concentrate on the two young stars. First with Osment, I assumed that his role would be more integral. Quite frankly, his role and Heather should be combined. Also, it needs to cut some of the extras. I don't know what is that Amber's girlfriend's name but her only contribution is listening to Amber in the bathroom. Her character should be incorporated into Jack. Have Rita Volk play Amber's cousin. As for Charlie's dad, it's another addition that pulls focus away from the Charlie Amber relationship. I would love that quirkiness except he does something totally stupid to steal climatic time. I rather have them be a quirky married couple and leave the rest out. They have these two terrific young actors and should make them the sole focus.


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Language:

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Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA

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Gross USA:

$1,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,842
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