The Big Ask
The Big Ask (2014)

Three couples head to the desert to help their friend (David Krumholtz) heal after the death of his mother. But when they learn that his idea of healing is asking to sleep with his best friends' girlfriends - at the same time - his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 30, 2014
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

A strong ensemble is essential to a tale of a friendship in crisis.

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Jessica Baxter
Film Threat

The Big Ask is obviously not the feel-good movie of the year, but it sure feels awesome to watch such a good movie. There's more than one way to skin a sex comedy.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

It features a central protagonist who's simply not likable, supporting characters who serve as little more than plot devices for its lead, and a flat tone that somehow seems to soften even its most likable stars.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"The Big Ask" is a premise in search of a movie, one that co-directors Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman never quite find.

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Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

The Big Ask begins with a loose cannon of a premise, but the resulting damage is precise in its effect and power.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Beatty and Fishman botch their third act payoff, but The Big Ask remains a compellingly exploratory odyssey into desperate acts of communication, with a side of sexual awkwardness.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

It's hard to tell what's most dislikeable about this film.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

Explores deep psychological questions by wrapping them in the promise of unusual sexual hijinks

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Despite strong work by Melanie Lynskey and Zachary Knighton, this so-called dark comedy is a big disappointment.

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