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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. Written by
Director Joe Swanberg started shooting this film at the same time his friend David Lowery was shooting Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013). They decided that they, '...should have the same character in both movies just as a little hat tip. There's a cop named Gene Dentler in his movie and '[Jason] Sudeikis' plays Gene Dentler in ours. The name plate on Sudeikis' desk (in Drinking Buddies) that says Gene Dentler, we sent down to Shreveport and [Lowery] shot it in his movie, too." See more »
When Kate is riding her bike to Chris's apartment for the first time, the production van carrying the camera can be seen reflected when they pass by a store window. See more »
I just needed a smaller place because my place is meant for two, and I am meant for one, so I am moving to a little place. It's good; it's got just enough room for me and my imaginary cat.
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The title of the movie only appears in the ending credits and Jason Sudeikis's character 'Gene Dentler' is credited as 'Himself'. See more »
I saw this movie at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and it exceeded my expectations, partially because of the negative review beside this one.
The plot of Drinking Buddies is simple: two close co-workers - both already in relationships - struggle with their feelings toward one another. This is a relatable concept for many of us, and those of us who have been in this situation understand just how complicated it can get.
The other reviewer claims that "nothing happens between the main characters," and I would argue that point. Lots of things happen between the main characters and what these things most close resemble is real life. This film is thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and totally charming.
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