Free Hugs 9 years old

Free Hugs captures the "rock bottom" moment of post-breakup wallowing, when friends lose their patience, and the pitiless world moves on without you. We follow the hilariously bitter Billie (Jaclyn Jonet) as she attempts to find catharsis through comfort food (and wine), sawing her belongings in half and attacking a particularly meaningful local monument. Ultimately Billie must slam into the harsh reality of heartbreak before she can understand that sometimes the purest form of love is a free hug from a stranger.


Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde

Head Hooper

Justin Long
Justin Long

Checkout Boy

Liz Beebe
Liz Beebe

Aerobics Instructor

Sarah Burns
Sarah Burns


Jaclyn Jonet
Jaclyn Jonet


All Cast

Name Character
Justin Long He was 33, now 42 years old as Checkout Boy
Megalyn Echikunwoke She was 28, now 37 years old as Megan
Olivia Wilde She was 27, now 36 years old as Head Hooper
Sarah Burns She was 30, now 39 years old as Sydney
Aziz Ansari He was 28, now 38 years old as Mike
Pollyanna Rose as Beautiful Blonde
Jaclyn Jonet as Billie
Melissa Palmer as Hooper #2
Liz Beebe as Aerobics Instructor


Name Department
Tamara Notcutt as Casting. She was 32 (now 41) years old Production
Olivia Wilde as Director. She was 27 (now 36) years old Directing
Olivia Wilde as Writer. She was 27 (now 36) years old Writing
Tobias Datum as Cinematography. He was 36 (now 45) years old Crew
Free Hugs (9 years)

  • Release day: Monday, October 24, 2011
  • Runtime: 24 minutes