“Our Friend”

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8.1

They had me in the first half, not gonna lie. I felt I was watching a group of narcissists feed off of each other until their ultimate, deserved demise. Then, the story blossoms in the third act that you’ll have to watch through a layer of tears as the hits just keep coming. Taking you to a beautifully dark place where the emotions of the finale of life reside.

Casey Affleck is officially sad guy now. He’s continuously kicked in the balls guy and does it better than anyone else in Hollywood. Jason Segal rocks it as the loveable loser with a heart of gold. Dakota Johnson expands her skillset in yet another outstanding dramatic performance.

Bring some tissues, and be prepared to call a loved one/loved ones afterwards. Another tremendous entry in the “dying person” genre, a la “Me, Earl, and the dying girl.”

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