"You know what your problem is?" Zoe (Noël Wells) is asked by her best friend in the exclusive trailer for Social Animals. Zoe, drinking beer out of a paper bag, replies, "Which one?"
Zoe has a few more problems than the average millennial: She's a single, broke stoner whose waxing business is going broke, she's about to get evicted, and she's recently fallen for a married man (played by Rise actor Josh Radnor). Oh, and there's also the Groupon sex class. "Wow, you really have a way of making things sound worse than they are," Zoe deadpans.
Social Animals, from writer-director Theresa Bennett, assembles one helluva supporting cast, too: Mr. Robot's Carly Chaikin plays the aforementioned BFF, plus Samira Wiley (of Orange Is the New Black and The Handmaid's Tale), Aya Cash (You're the Worst) and Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project).
Here is the movie's official synopsis:
"Zoe Crandle’s life didn’t exactly turn out the way she planned. She’s facing eviction, her business is going under and she is resigned to a life of one-night stands. Just when it seems her whole world is unraveling, she meets Paul, a fellow loveable loser, and the pair have an instant connection. There’s only one problem, Paul is married. With help from her best friend, Zoe devises a plan to save her business and salvage her love life.
An honest, uncompromising comedy of modern relationships, SOCIAL ANIMALS stars Noël Wells, Josh Radnor, Aya Cash, Carly Chaikin, Fortune Feimster and Samira Wiley."
Social Animals is in theaters and available digitally and On Demand June 1.