Drinking Buddies [Blu-ray]
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so, do you want to watch this movie or not? personally, and i'm medicare age, this took me back to my bartending days in the 70's and how messed up and confused sex and friendship really were. i thought the film was insightful and empathic, mixed humor and honesty, and brought four clever actors together, clever especially in their deadpan comic timing. the story shows you decent ordinary young people struggling with basic adult stuff, which is like watching eight year olds play scrabble. you smile, you want to help them out, but you can't. it's their game, and they have to work it all out for themselves.
The story begins with two couples who appear woefully ill-suited to each other. Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick? Really? The viewer cringes. Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston . . boring. And then the 90 minutes unspool and the characters reveal themselves. By the end we know and understand more about these people, and perhaps ourselves, than we ever thought we would.
This is not your typical, predictable romantic comedy but rather an almost documentary style film that shows the various intricacies of human relationships. It covers a broad spectrum that includes working, friends, and romantic relationships and how they all can coexist. There are many underlying themes here that anybody who's been in the single or "wish I was single again" world will easily relate to.
Don't let the title mislead you at all. The movie has the backdrop of a few characters who work at a brewery together, but it could be any workplace. This movie could have just been called "Good Friends" or something, but "Drink Buddies" is a much better title and plays to the setting.
I've seen a lot of negative reviews of this film. Don't believe them! If you are looking for something REAL without the super predictable outcomes of every other movie out there then watch Drinking Buddies ASAP! I hope you'll be as drawn into the characters as I was!
I’m a huge Olivia Wilde fan and this role is definitely a treat to see her in. You get the sense that she’s being her all-natural self with hilarious sense of humor, and the whole cast seems to bask in that territory as well. Director Joe Swanberg, known for his effortlessness in allowing his characters to improvise and seem as natural as possible, doesn’t fail here. This movie perfects in the comic timing and cleverness we can’t get in real life. And Wilde definitely reveals a lot more depth and ambition than mainstream Hollywood would normally permit; we get a real glimpse into any everywoman living under her circumstances.
This is an easy and fun movie to watch, though, with that comes its easiness to neglect the subtle value inherent in it. The characters are written with ease and placed under circumstances familiar to us. It refuses to preach or hit you on the head with ideas or thoughts about relationships, as much more is said about how things would play out as they would in real life–without any of the extra drama or dragged emotions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Revolution Brewing otherwise this would be 1 star. It isn't good.Published 2 months ago by arsmitty30
So much opportunity in this story to explore that ends up falling mostly flat.Published 3 months ago by Eugenia McPeek Hinz
Extra star because Anna Kendrick and because Chicago.Published 3 months ago by Daniel Craig Kittaka
All of the 1 star reviews was because it is slower than the average movie and because in the end, the two you expect to end up together don't. Read morePublished 3 months ago by PollyOWannaCracker
I absolutely love this movie. I feel like I could watch it over and over again. I rarely watch something twice because there's so much new stuff to get through, but I kept coming... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jacqueline Rumbles