Magnussen lends his own boundless charisma to Ethan but he also layers believable gravitas under the character’s fratboy bonhomie. And Magnussen is so natural in the role he almost seems not to be acting. He radiates the sense that anything could happen which makes it extra thrilling to watch his performance. I’d love to see his Stanley Kowalski.
But in the meantime, you ought to see Sex With Strangers, which has just been extended to Aug. 31.