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Best romantic movies: Alex Strangelove

Release Year: 2018

Directed by Craig Johnson

Starring Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marziale, Madeline Weinstein, Joanna Adler, William Ragsdale, and Daniel Zolghadri

Alex Strangelove premiered on Netflix on June 8, 2018. The Netflix movie is a coming-of-age story and a really sweet film, overall.

Craig Johnson, best known for directing The Skeleton Twins with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, directed Alex Strangelove, which is a Netflix original film. It was one of the first teen rom-coms Netflix released.

In the movie, Alex Truelove, played by Daniel Doheny, is a high school-aged kid getting ready to take his relationship with Claire, played by Madeline Weinstein, to the next level. When he meets Eliot, played by Antonio Marziale, he begins to question everything, including his sexuality.

I was really impressed with this movie. It has a lot of elements from your typical teen rom-coms, but it’s very well done and the performances are really good.

If you’re looking for a teen rom-com that feels like it’s about real people going through real teen (and adult) things, Alex Strangelove is the movie for you on Netflix tonight.