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Our Friend (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Our Friend's occasionally frustrating approach to dramatizing its fact-based story is often offset by a trio of starring performances led by a never-better Jason Segel.

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OUR FRIEND tells the inspiring and extraordinary true story of the Teague family--journalist Matt (Casey Affleck), his vibrant wife Nicole (Dakota Johnson) and their two young daughters--and how their lives are upended by Nicole's heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer. As Matt's responsibilities as caretaker and parent become increasingly overwhelming, the couple's best friend Dane Faucheux (Jason Segel) offers to come and help out. As Dane puts his life on hold to stay with his friends, the impact of this life altering decision proves greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.

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The director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, who made the stunning documentary Blackfish, orchestrates the action loosely - the pacing is, at best, leisurely - but the character portraits are acute and the three central performances flawless.

June 21, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Our Friend is a heartbreaking movie, the tears come early and they come often, but it's not without hope.

May 24, 2021 | Full Review…

Worth watching. It's not a favorite, because it almost wallows a bit too much in that sadness...but it works, with a few rays of light to open things up a little bit.

March 1, 2021 | Full Review…

I was tempted to dismissOur Friendas just another movie about a loved one's battle with a fatal disease. Then I watched it. Yes, it's a tearjerker, but it's derived from a first-person article and has three exceptional performances

February 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Some things remain a mystery. If we were a little bit better as people, this decent, clear-eyed movie hints, they might not.

January 28, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Its strength really lies in its ability to recognize grief, in all of its raggedness and messiness, and not shy away from it.

January 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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