Drinking Buddies Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8409

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 24

Theatrical Release Date: 07/25/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/03/2013

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Joe Swanberg

Actors: Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston, Ti West, Mike Brune

Plot: Luke and Kate are a pair of brewery workers who spend every day drinking and flirting - they would be perfect for each other if each wasn't already in a committed relationship. Luke is about to propose to his girlfriend of six years while Kate takes things slow with her music producer boyfriend. But things tend to get complicated when a lot of beer is involved. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
1/4

smeagol - wrote on 11/21/2013

a extremely boring movie nothing happens then it ends. the whole thing just seems awkward as well. poor drama movie with little emotion or anything happening

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memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

A familiar relation.

memento_mori - wrote on 12/02/2013

It's very easy to like a film that's so cheerful and laid back as this film gets at times.

I never knew it could be so much fun watching other people have fun, yet, there it is. Joe Swanberg's rather impressive new tiny little comedy has its definite high points as well as its low ones, but not too much of either to bing the equation out of balance.

The performances of the cast are wonderful, especially Olivia Wilde. Her excessive giggling got on my nerves sometimes, but the 'not a worry in the world' attitude was very authentic and seemed like an actual person that needed attention to feel better about themselves.
I think Ron Livingston is miscast and didn't add anything except a very uncomfortable and tense screen presence. Other than that, watching the characters interact and …

Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

Making Connections

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/24/2013

Drinking Buddies is essentially a relationship film and follows two couples: Kate (Olvia Wilde) and Chris (Ron Livingston) and Jill (Anna Kendrick) and Luke (Jake Johnson). Kate is a more free-spirited woman - the only female who works at a Chicago brewery - where Luke is one of her co-workers. Chris is a much more grounded man, interested in things like poetry and nature rather than drinking. Meanwhile Jill and Luke have had a long-term relationship that they have to decide is ready to go to the next level (which would be marriage).

While I have to say this does take a realistic approach to relationships, that also means is relies a lot on the connection between the actors. Wilde and Johnson have that good, flirty chemistry going on. When they're out with friends or just two people …

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