Drinking Buddies

A new review from The Movie Snob.

Drinking Buddies  (B).  The Dallas Morning News gave this independent dramedy a good review, but I almost let it slip through my fingers—I had to skip out of work a little early a few days ago to catch it before it disappeared from the theaters.  I found it a worthy effort.  It’s basically about a couple of co-workers who dance interminably around the edge of romance.  Kate (Olivia Wilde, Cowboys & Aliens) and Luke (Jake Johnson, Safety Not Guaranteed) work together at a small brewery, and they have an easy camaraderie about them.  But they are both in serious relationships, she with Chris (Ron Livingston, Office Space), and he with Jill (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect).  Then the two couples go off to a cabin for a weekend getaway together, and you start to wonder if things might—or should—get rearranged a bit.  Olivia Wilde gets to play a real person for a change, and she’s pretty good.  The dialogue seems pretty realistic, and the characters (except for Chris, who’s kind of a dud) are pretty likable.  Check it out on Netflix or Pay Per View or wherever technologically savvy people get their movies these days.

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4 comments on “Drinking Buddies

  1. […] a small-time Denver drug dealer (Jason Sudeikis, who is somehow the boyfriend of Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies), if I’m not mistaken) who owes his boss a ton of money he can’t repay.  So to avoid […]

  2. […] She seems much easier to deal with than real women, like the nameless blind date (Olivia Wilde, Drinking Buddies) Theodore meets early in the movie.  On the other hand, as one might expect, there are certain […]

  3. […] for Fire  (B-).  I enjoyed director Joe Swanberg’s film Drinking Buddies, which was a low-key movie about a couple of nice single people who liked each other but couldn’t […]

  4. […] start dropping like anvils.  If you want an R-rated romantic comedy, skip this movie and look up Drinking Buddies or rewatch Bridesmaids […]

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