Darren (Dax Shepard) and Annie (Katie Aselton) have an enviable relationship built on love, trust and communication-they still enjoy each other's company and laugh at each other's jokes. Unfortunately, they can't remember the last time they had sex. When a dinner party conversation leads to an honest discussion about the state of their love life, and when a sexy bikini photo shoot leads to crossword puzzles instead of sex, they begin to flirt with an idea for a way to spice things up. The deal: one night of freedom, no strings attached, no questions asked. Could a "freebie" be the cure for their ailing sex life? And will they go through with it? THE FREEBIE is an insightful and humorous look at love, sustaining relationships, and the awkwardness of monogamy when the haze of lust has faded. The film was produced by Adele Romanski and executive produced by Aselton and CYRUS director Mark Duplass.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A smart seriocomic playlet with some emotionally harsh moments, although it refrains from plumbing its subject in agonizing depth.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 09.17.2010
Though its premise seems ripe for a high-concept studio yukfest, The Freebie is all the better for its low-budget, human-scale approach.Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 09.30.2010
If the only alternative to swinging is this yuppie living death, maybe the next consideration should be a suicide pact.Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 09.14.2010
Katie Aselton has achieved the seemingly impossible. She's turned a movie about sex into a boring, talky snooze.V.A. Musetto, New York Post, 09.17.2010