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The Big Ask (2013)

Teddy Bears (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 20 May 2014 (USA)
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Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

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Thomas Beatty
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gillian Jacobs ... Emily
Zachary Knighton ... Dave
David Krumholtz ... Andrew
Melanie Lynskey ... Hannah
Ahna O'Reilly ... Zoe
Jason Ritter ... Owen
Ned Beatty ... Old Man Carl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dale Dickey ... Lori
Hutchi Hancock ... Lucy
Tara Karsian ... Ms. CP
Lizzie Prestel ... Marty
French Stewart ... Rich
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Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.

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Six friends. Seven days. One super inappropriate question.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Ned Beatty is Thomas Beatty's father. See more »

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Oh My Child
Written by Matt Adams
Performed by Blank Tapes (as The Blank Tapes)
Courtesy of The Blank Tapes
By arrangement with Silver Side Productions
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A sweet, moving, fantastic movie!
24 May 2014 | by rmelskySee all my reviews

What a fantastic movie! The Big Ask is set up with a unique premise that sounds outlandish, but the execution of the movie feels tremendously real and meaningful. The script is smart, funny, and thoughtful, and the performances are very, very good. You feel immediately what it is like to be part of this group of friends and watching them deal with this situation and with their friend who is clearly in serious pain is entertaining and enlightening.

This is really a great movie and quite different than your typical movie studio drivel. If you're interested in a focused, dynamic study of character with fantastic acting, this is the film for you.


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