Drinking Buddies

Drinking Buddies

Drinking Buddies

Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston get their romantic wires crossed in this boozey observational comedy from director Joe Swanberg (You're Next). Kate (Wilde) and Luke (Johnson) work together at a brewery and have a friendship that strays dangerously close to something more. But Kate is with Chris (Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Kendrick). As Jill pressures Luke to talk marriage, he and Kate unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend...

2013Rating: M, Offensive language90 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
Director:
Joe Swanberg ('You're Next', 'LOL', 'Kissing on the Mouth')
Writer:
Joe Swanberg
Cast:
Anna KendrickOlivia WildeJake JohnsonRon LivingstonJoe SwanbergTi West

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Drinking Buddies / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

Through some heavy drinking, some inadvertent soul searching and some really awful-looking meals, the sometimes foursome, sometimes twosome, shamble along, providing a modern romantic comedy that is notable for both originality and resemblance to reality. Don’t miss it, but do see it in a nice grown-up cinema where you can take in a beer.

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Variety

Variety

Fans of Nora Ephron would do well to adjust their expectations... [here] messy individuals often chicken out or betray their own best interests in love.

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Total Film

Total Film

A romcom that refreshes the parts others don't reach, with Olivia Wilde on stellar form.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film's quartet of post-slackers are captured as they feel their way around the edges of what they want (and are afraid to ask for) with painful accuracy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Swanberg's camera weaves through bodies at rest, at work and at the bar in no particular hurry, and his script captures the idioms of men and women who are equally inclined to waste words and to say very little.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A lo-fi relationship drama that is interesting, if unevenly presented.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An appealing cast and fine-tuned sexual tension bolster Swanberg's latest.

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