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Band Aid (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

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Zoe Lister-Jones
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Anna
Adam Pally ... Ben
Susie Essman ... Shirley
Retta ... Carol
Hannah Simone ... Grace
Ravi Patel ... Bobby
Brooklyn Decker ... Candice
Angelique Cabral ... Lauren
Majandra Delfino ... Maria
Nelson Franklin ... Ned
Kailash Banerjee Sukhadia Kailash Banerjee Sukhadia ... Theo
Vivien Lyra Blair ... Isis
Nolan Malcolm Fink Nolan Malcolm Fink ... Jimmy
Nilu Gacek Nilu Gacek ... Nilu
Dylan Magenheim Dylan Magenheim ... Dylan
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A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

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Taglines:

Misery loves accompaniment

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna et Ben See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,013, 4 June 2017

Gross USA:

$248,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$248,370
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Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Hanks and Zoe Lister-Jones play a married couple on the CBS show "Life in Pieces". See more »

Quotes

Ben: The sensation I get from sex and the sensation I get from eating pizza, it's like, interchangeable for me at this point.
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Soundtracks

Papa John
Music by Zoe Lister-Jones & Kyle Forester
Lyrics by Zoe Lister-Jones
Performed by Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally
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A feel-good comedy about relationships and the meaning of being with someone
15 April 2018 | by austin0731See all my reviews

Band Aid is a musical comedy that starts off very light hearted, fun and quirky but ends up discussing genuine marital issues, what it means to be in a long term relationship with someone and getting over loss. All the while incorporating great, entertaining music.

Starring Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally and Ravi Patel the cast captures their respective characters very well, the two leads initially managing to capture the constant bickering of long married couples brilliantly in an almost too mundane but authentic way. While also managing the tenderness and genuinity of their relationship in several scenes that shows the love and care between the two.

The film's first half is indeed quirky and fun as the characters from this band and begin singing about their arguments and what they hate about each other. There is a growing debate between the two as Pally's Ben considers himself a realistic and Lister-Jones' Anna is the 'dreamer' this conflict of characters drives most of the drama and conflict of the film but is also what ends up bringing them together towards the end of the film where the film takes a more serious turn discussing the ideas of meeting a middle ground and of compromise.

Band Aid is a fun microcosmic view of human romantic relationships, a meditation of what it means to be with someone and issues of loss and the role of emotions. While also managing to discuss gender roles and the different ideologies that men as men hold and women as women hold, there is something very tender, soft but philosophical in the discussions of the film. Making Band aid a feel-good type watch that isn't taxing at all, a very easy watch.


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