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Our Friend (2020)Our Friend (2020)

Our Friend (2020)

A star-packed tearjerker based on a true story

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2

movie

United States of America

English

A-list actors, Depressing, Slice-of-Life

2020

Female director, Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Ahna O'Reilly, Casey Affleck, Cherry Jones

124 min

Synopsis

After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out.

Our Take

7.2
Staff

Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck star in this comedy-drama as a small-town couple, one of whom gets diagnosed with a terminal illness. Their best friend (Jason Segel) puts his life on hold and moves in with them, picking up the husband when he faints at the hospital, shaving his head in solidarity with the wife, and even taking care of the dog who also gets sick.

It might seem like just another terminal illness drama, but Our Friend is based on a true story, and it’s as much about the illness as it is about how to be there for people, and reversely, the power of people being there for you.

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