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Drinking Buddies (2013)

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Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.

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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 Anonymous

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A comedy about knowing when to say when.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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25 July 2013 (USA)  »

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$19,505 (USA) (23 August 2013)

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$342,936 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Trivia

Anna Kendrick is actually drunk in the drinking game scene that takes place in the cabin. This particular scene was the last thing that needed to be filmed that day, so Kendrick and Jake Johnson decided to use real alcohol instead of the prop alcohol provided. Because the movie is entirely improvised, this gave the actors more control over the scenes - in this case, Johnson's character is in charge of the game, so Johnson decided to make Kendrick drink more. See more »

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When Luke and Kate argue after Kate moves to her new apartment, the shadow from the camera operator can be seen several times when the shot cuts to Kate. See more »

Quotes

Kate: 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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Crazy Credits

The title of the movie only appears in the ending credits and Jason Sudeikis's character 'Gene Dentler' is credited as 'Himself'. See more »

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Referenced in Brows Held High: Tiny Furniture (2014) See more »

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Written by Luke Temple, Michael Bloch, Jennifer Turner, Peter Hale, and Kristina Lieberson (ASCAP)
Performed by Here We Go Magic
Published by Polar Patrol Publishing administered by Kobalt Music.
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian Records
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29 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We just watched Drinking Buddies and we are still perplexed. I cannot agree with the reviews that rate this movie a 9 or even a 10 out of ten. I didn't know until I read one of the reviews that the dialogs were improvised. I should have known, because most of them were just awful. There is a reason that people like Hitchcock spent up to 5 months to create the script and the dialog, because without proper words the interactions seems to be totally useless. I still think that all the main characters were played by good actors, but a good actor is not necessarily a good improviser. I like independent movies and will continue to watch them, but next time I will read some reviews first. I give 3 out of ten, because the basic idea for the movie was good, just the realization was very amateurish.


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