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Between Us (2012)

R | | Drama | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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Two couples reunite over two incendiary evenings where anything can happen in this darkly comedic story of best friends, marriage, love, disappointment and dreams.

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Dan Mirvish

Writers:

Joe Hortua (screenplay), Dan Mirvish (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Stiles ... Grace
Melissa George ... Sharyl
Taye Diggs ... Carlo
David Harbour ... Joel
Julia Cho ... Guest
Claudio Dabed Claudio Dabed ... The Brazilian
Annika Pampel ... Argentinian Lady
Mara New ... Bridesmaid
Robert Martin III ... Jebediah (as Robert S. Martin III)
Michael David Lynch Michael David Lynch ... Guest
Jessica Mayorga Jessica Mayorga ... Bridesmaid #1
Eric Salazar ... Bartender
Sara Faiella Sara Faiella ... Bridesmaid
Michael Doneger ... Guest
Kevin DiNovis Kevin DiNovis ... Guest
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Storyline

The film is about two couples who meet as old friends and discover their lives are tainted by money, success, sex and children. Written by Dan Mirvish

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Taglines:

Four Friends. Two Couples. One Night They Will Never Forget.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Anamesa mas See more »

Filming Locations:

Omaha, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$4,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,380
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Color
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Kerry Washington was attached at one point but left the project for Scandal (2012) See more »

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Say It
Written by Annika Mellin
Performed by Paris
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Boring people in uncaring friendships and relationships
29 January 2014 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Between Us" is a relationship drama. Two thirty-something couples, all friends, have ended up in slightly different places in life, but they are all determined to get through their relationships together. Except, they really don't care. The first weekend, Grace (Julia Stiles) and Carlo (Taye Diggs) visit the more successful Joel (David Harbour) and Sharyl (Melissa George). What is obvious to everyone else is that Joel and Sharyl are putting up a fake façade to hide their unhappiness.

Grace and Carlo are both, simultaneously, unaware of their best friends' unhappiness and uncaring so much that they don't care to do anything about it. Except complain. They're not being perfect enough hosts for their liking.

In the future, making it clear that there has been a falling out between these friends, Joel and Sharyl visit Grace and Carlo in their small New York apartment. Joel and Sharyl are still putting up a fake façade, but this time about pretending to like their former friends. Grace doesn't care.

"Between Us" has been compared to Carnage. Both films are driven by dialogue between two couples, but that is where the similarity ends. "Between Us" has no comedy and the characters are so ridiculously boring, that I don't care about them. And I shouldn't, they don't care about themselves or anybody else.

There is supposed to be a thriller element, keeping us in an air of suspense as to why these two couples, and best friends, have had a falling out. But this fails for many reasons: there is nothing interesting about this falling out, and they don't really act like friends in the first place, so there is no suspense.

Boring people in uncaring friendships and relationships make "Between Us" a very boring and pointless film.

Who Might Like This: People who like slow-paced relationship dramas; people who don't mind script-less dialogue-driven films; adults who want to see unhappy relationships evolve/de-evolve.


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