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The Friend (2020)




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Based on the National Magazine Award winning article, THE FRIEND tells the extraordinary true story of Nicole (Johnson) and Matthew Teague (Affleck) who, after learning that Nicole has just six months to live, receive the unexpected support of the couple's best friend Dane (Segel) who decides to move into their family home and put his own life on hold. His impact on everyone is much greater - and more profound - than anyone could have imagined.


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Critic Reviews for The Friend

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A movie that maddeningly realigns itself every five minutes.

September 9, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Try reading the article instead.

September 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"The Friend" is not an inspirational essay, and how dare they turn it into that kind of movie?

September 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Overlaying the drama with the false cheer of lively music and bouts of humor, the story feels out of touch with the very emotions it desperately tries to evoke.

September 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The Friend's power lies in the commitment of Cowperthwaite and her cast to making real human beings a bigger part of the story than the disease itself.

November 20, 2019 | Full Review…

The Friend is a misfire all the way around.

November 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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