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'Endings, Beginnings' Review

LightsCameraJackson LightsCameraJackson Critic In 'Endings, Beginnings', available on VOD, Shailene Woodley plays Daphne. After her latest relationship ends, Daphne vows to take a break from guys. But that doesn't last long. At a New Year's Eve party, she has separate interactions with nice guy Jack (played by Jamie Dornan) and bad boy Frank (Sebastian Stan).

Turns out Jack and Frank are best friends. What a coincidence! But that doesn't stop Daphne from pursuing both of them.

If you think you already know every move 'Endings, Beginnings' is going to make, it's because you do. The script is basic, old fashioned and largely cliched. The only modern element is the constant texting among the three central, stock characters.

Woodley doesn't hit a false note, but it's difficult for her to rise above the material. Wendie Malick and Kyra Sedgwick round out the cast as two women from the previous generation who share their relationship regrets with Daphne.

If you're not into soap opera-esque ramas (romantic dramas), then you'll want 'Endings, Beginnings' to live-up to its name and end not long after it begins.

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