Drinking Buddies

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"A comedy about knowing when to say when."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 6.1  (60,504)
  • 71

Drinking Buddies is a 2013 film directed by Joe Swanberg that explores the lives of two couples, Kate and Chris (Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston) and Luke and Jill (Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick), who are close friends working in a Chicago brewery. The film's plot centers around their relationships and tangled feelings towards each other as they navigate their daily lives. The film has a naturalistic style that emphasizes the realistic dialogue between the characters, all while capturing the ambiance and vibe of the brewery.

Kate and Luke work at the brewery in Chicago, and appear to have a flirtatious connection with one another. They spend their days surrounded by beer, and are able to bond over their shared love of it. Despite this, they are both in relationships, but there appears to be a spark between them despite their respective partners.

Kate and Chris have been dating for six years and are seemingly happy, but there's an underlying sense of tension present in their relationship. On the other hand, Luke and Jill's relationship is in the early stages, but they seem to be much more compatible, despite some of their differences.

The four of them head out on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods, where they drink, play board games, and generally enjoy each other's company. This seemingly perfect vacation takes a left turn when things get complicated, revealing the true feelings of each of the characters. With effortless grace and humor, the film explores infidelity, regrets, and the power of alcohol in bringing out one's most vulnerable side.

Throughout the movie, the audience is allowed to watch the subtle interactions between the characters, as they navigate complex feelings towards each other, and the film is able to effectively capture romantic tension. The actors' portrayals of these emotions, along with their witty and believable dialogue, make for a poignant depiction of the internal turmoil that many of us experience in our interpersonal relationships.

Drinking Buddies is a film rich in subtext, and every glance and touch carries weight. It's a lovely film that captures how infidelity and attraction can be incredibly subtle things that exist beneath the surface of the most ordinary interactions. It's an incredible character study, powered by the subtle interplay between the four leads, that manages to avoid both easy answers and cheap melodrama.

Although the film explores serious themes and emotions, it's not without its share of humor. The characters' witty banter that is interspersed throughout the film adds much-needed levity to the heavy subject matter, and makes Drinking Buddies a well-rounded and enjoyable watch.

In addition to the incredible performances from the main cast, the film's location in a Chicago brewery is a unique and exciting backdrop for the action. The movie captures the aesthetic of the brewery effectively, from the industrial machinery to the appearance of the stunning taproom, making Drinking Buddies a movie that can be appreciated by both beer enthusiasts and those who have never even tasted the beverage.

Overall, Drinking Buddies is a beautiful, thought-provoking film that captures the uncertainty and vulnerability that come with being in love, and the complexities that arise in the close relationships that we form. The film is brought to life by its incredible performances, rich dialogue, and a captivating setting. Anyone who has struggled with complicated emotions and has found comfort or even escape through alcohol will find the film relatable, making it a must-watch for anyone looking for a well-acted, character-driven drama.

Drinking Buddies is a 2013 romance movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 71.

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  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (60,504)
  • Metascore
    71