After We Fell 2021

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In a flashback, Carol Young kicks her husband Richard out of their house over his alcoholism, despite Tessa's pleas for him to stay. In the present, Tessa and her boyfriend Hardin Scott bring a now-homeless Richard to their apartment. Tessa wants to let her father stay so she can build a relationship with him, while Hardin distrusts Richard, even offering him money to leave. Richard declines the money, explaining that he only wants to make amends. Tessa and Landon, Hardin's step-brother, discuss Tessa's move to Seattle to be closer to her employer Vance Publishing. Hardin arrives and argues with Tessa over the move; he hoped to move with Tessa to London after graduation. After a phone call with his mother Trish, who asks Hardin to attend her upcoming wedding and talks about her close relationship with Vance's owner Christian Vance, Hardin accompanies Richard to a bar, where they get into a fight with a bystander over lewd comments about Tessa. The next day, Richard decides to leave the apartment, while Hardin and Tessa fight again about her move to Seattle. Kimberley, Vance's fiancée, offers to let Tessa and Hardin stay with the couple in Seattle, after which Hardin apologizes to Tessa.


Tessa and Hardin accompany Hardin's dad, Ken, his step-mom, Karen, and Landon to the family's lake house for a weekend vacation. Hardin sheds some of his previous hostilities towards his family, growing closer to them. While the family is out for dinner, Hardin encounters a old friend, Lilly, who he introduces to Tessa. Tessa grows jealous of the attention Lilly receives from Hardin and begins to flirt with their waiter Robert. After having sex, Hardin asks Tessa if she ever had emotional feelings towards her coworker, Trevor. Tessa admits she briefly did, causing Hardin to storm away. When Hardin tells Tessa that he is with Lilly, Tessa goes to the restaurant from before and flirts with Robert, who gives her his phone number. Hardin and Lilly arrive, and Lilly explains that she's gay and thus has no romantic or sexual interest in Hardin. When Hardin finds Robert's phone number in Tessa's belongings the next day, the two leave the lake house early.

After her move to Seattle, Tessa and Hardin do not speak for several days; Hardin finds Tessa's journal, wherein she describes all the pain caused by her relationship with Hardin. Eventually, the two reconcile, and Hardin takes up boxing as a way of resolving his anger issues. Vance and Kimberly tell Tessa that they are expecting a child. When Hardin has a nightmare of Tessa being unfaithful to him, he surprises Tessa in Seattle, admits to reading her journal, and apologizes for causing her pain. After spending some time together in Seattle, Hardin returns home, where he finds Richard in his apartment, brutally beaten. Richard explains that he had been attacked by men to whom he owed money; Hardin offers Richard a watch to pay off the debt. When Tessa visits her gynecologist to start birth control, she is informed that, because of an issue with her cervix, she may never conceive. Hardin tells Tessa he plans on moving to Seattle in two months.

Just as Tessa's life begins to become unglued, nothing is what she thought it would be. Not her friends nor her family. The only person that she should be able to rely on is Hardin, who is furious when he discovers the massive secret that she's been keeping. Before Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes because of revelations about her family.

Released: 2021-09-01

Runtime: 99 minutes

Genre: Romance, Drama

Stars: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Louise Lombard, Chance Perdomo, Rob Estes

Director: Jennifer Gibgot, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, George Kallis, Anna Bingemann








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