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Newness (2017)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 3 November 2017 (Taiwan)
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In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.

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Drake Doremus

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Ben York Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Martin Hallock
Laia Costa ... Gabi Silva
Danny Huston ... Larry Bejerano
Courtney Eaton ... Blake Beeson
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Paul
Pom Klementieff ... Bethany
David Selby ... Artie Hallock
Amanda Serra ... Jeannie Hallock
Jessica Henwick ... Joanne
Albert Hammond Jr. ... Roland
Lianna Swearingen ... Angelica
Elsa Cocquerel ... Claire
Daniel Zovatto ... Oren
Eric Edelstein ... Angeleno
Kai Lennox ... Bret Jackson
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Storyline

In contemporary L.A., two horny (but also sad) twentysomethings millennials, Martin, a pharmacist and Gabi, a physiotherapist spend their weekends "swiping" on a dating app. The options are endless, but it's less about connection and more about hooking-up. But when they meet, they find themselves talking into the early hours. Connecting. It's exciting. It's new. They mysteriously regain their feelings and fall in love. Exhilarated by each other, they rush into a relationship. They go out on dates. They move in together. They skip work to make love - But soon the relationship becomes boring. And they decide to try an open relationship. Written by lament

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Catalan

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Nowość See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$124,783
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gabi (Laia Costa) has a conversation on the phone with her dad in Catalan language. See more »

Quotes

Martin Hallock: I don't know, Whatever will be will be.
Paul: No man... See, for love to work, and for happiness to work, and if you wanna have a family some day, you have to actually pursue it. Don't leave it up to fate.
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The first end credit is a dedication : for Anton "into the jungle" See more »

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Our emotions, as humans, shown in an exceptional way
6 November 2017 | by charlotte_v_dijkSee all my reviews

This movie, to me, is not about how they meet, go through life or the open relationship. It is about that moment we always look for, the instant chemistry, which makes us euphoric and therefore happy. That bubble that everything is oke, everything is in line and I love somebody and that person loves me back in that moment.

The way this movie is shot, the high level of acting, it is as if you are watching your own life in some way. I think everybody can take moments from it and see what moments happen in their own life and how they react.

It is not intended as a movie to learn from, but just to hold a mirror up. It is not good or bad, just how we walk through life. To me, it is a good thing to keep realizing it.

If I had to pick one thing that stout out, I would say; that moment the bubble bursts. When you start to talk to each other and learn more about their way of thinking. At that point you are going to hear something you don't like and in an instant, your face changes and you need to deal with that emotion. That's when the euphoria stops and you try to get it back.

This review shows that this movie won't be for everybody, but watch past the first 10 minutes and get taken away by the emotions and reflect on yourself.


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