Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Drinking Buddies

There are a few good reasons to watch this indie film. For starters there is Jake Johnson (and I love Jake Johnson). Olivia Wilde is in the is film too and I don't think she wore any makeup. Still she is a natural beauty. Also Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston join this foursome. don't get any bad ideas about this film had all the making of a porn film. But it doesn't go there. No, this is a very REAL film of relationships and friendships. What we take from work. How we live our lives, day in and day out.

Jake and Olivia's character work in a brewery in Chicago. Actually, Jake is a brewmaster of some sort, and comes off more like a pirate with that beard of his. Olivia handles the phones and her boss (Real life love Jason Sudeikis plays her boss..and he is ..just that..her easy going boss).  Really, its a easy going place to work. And Olivia's character is with Ron Livingston who is a writer of some sort.

Olivia's character Kate is the type of girl who would rather eat off your plate than go to the fridge and get her own. She also loves drinking with Jake's character Luke.

Now you might think soon enough..something might go..somewhere. And well, Luke and Kate's significant others got with them to a cabin...Hmmmm...all the making for either a horror film or a porn.

And yes..something does happen..but its so much different than anyone would expect.

That’s the problem with heartbreak, to you it’s like an atomic bomb and to the world it’s just really cliché, because in the end we all have the same experience.
— Drinking Buddies

Luke is a loyal friend to Kate. He's also loyal to his fiancee Jill (Anna Kendrick). I have to say, I admire this actor even more now.

Of course, the film is awful slow, but things do happen. Luke helps Jill move.

Its there that we find out that Jill honestly does not like being alone. She is rarely at her apartment. What is left of her months old birthday party remains the beauty of her disaster. Honestly, its a very subtle film. But it will make you think about your own friendships and how people live and how much can we really be there for them.

STORYLINE: Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer.



cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Great cast! This looks so easy to relate to!


Sara Gerard said...

Looks like a good movie! I might be able to con my brother into watching this, he loves Olivia!