Based on the witty, cult U.K. series of the same name, “Free Agents” is a crooked, romantic comedy that explores the trials and tribulations of finding love and companionship – the second time around.
Hank Azaria stars as newly divorced Alex, who is missing his kids and trying to keep himself together. Alex’s co-worker Helen (Kathryn Hahn) thinks she has it together, but she drinks too much in order to cope with her fiance’s untimely death. It’s no surprise then when these two overworked public relations executives share an ill-fated night of passion and are forced to cope with the awkward aftermath. Thus begins the journey of two lost and emotionally damaged souls in search of happiness. Joining the cause is an array of co-workers who are both helpful and meddling at the same time. Stephen (Anthony Head) is the office boss who is concerned about Alex’s emotional stability, yet needs him to focus on his work; Dan (Mo Mandel) is a bachelor in search of a wingman; and Gregg (Al Madrigal) is the nerdy, lone husband of the group. Despite their valiant and well-intentioned efforts, they are failing in their attempts to help Alex get back into the dating scene. In addition, Emma (Natasha Leggero) is Alex’s spitfire assistant, who is always ready with a quick comeback, and Joe Lo Truglio is the building security guard who is always ready to share a little advice. Together, this motley, and often dysfunctional, group takes on a new level of damage control.