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Boyfriends Hit Major Slump in Rom-Com Trailer “Almost Love”

Scott Evans and Augustus Prew play a couple five years past their meet-cute.

What happens when the gay honeymoon phase is over?

A new trailer has been released for Almost Love, the directorial debut from actor Mike Doyle. The rom-com reunites out actors Scott Evans and Augustus Prew, who played ex-boyfriends in Hulu's slasher flick Into the Dark: Midnight Kiss.

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Almost Love is "about a group of friends navigating love, life, and relationships as they reach the mid-point," according to an official synopsis. "At the heart of the story is Adam (Scott Evans), a talented painter now stuck ghost painting for successful contemporary artist, Ravella Brewer (Patricia Clarkson). He and Marklin (Augustus Prew) are at the five-year mark of their relationship. They don't have kids, they're not married, and are face to face with the existential question 'Is that all there is?'"

"Their friend circle is confronting the same question in a whole host of ways: Elizabeth (Kate Walsh), Adam’s best friend, is at the 15 year mark of her marriage, ready to bail when she discovers her husband’s inappropriate text relationship with a younger woman; friend Cammy (Michelle Buteau) is dating Henry (Colin Donnell), but they never leave the house; Haley (Zoe Chao) is trying to figure out if her feelings for Scott James (Christopher Gray) are maternal or something more."

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Almost Love has screened at film festivals under the title Sell By. "I wanted to show how the struggles of being in a relationship and the work that has to be done to keep a relationship alive and not expiring are universal for gay people and for straight people," Doyle told NewNowNext last summer at Outfest.

"There are not really movies out there where it’s just starting at that five-year point and you miss all the happy stuff and you’re at the point of asking, 'Are we supposed to be together?' You keep missing each other in a relationship, and it doesn’t get talked about, but you just get comfortable," Evans added. "You turn into roommates."

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Almost Love is out April 3 in U.S. theaters and on VOD. (It's out now in the U.K. under the international title Sell By.)

Watch the new trailer below.

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