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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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Dave
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Gene Dentler
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Mike
Frank V. Ross ...
Frank
Michael Gaertner ...
Man w / Fiance
Kristin Davis ...
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Jim Cibak ...
Jim
Alicia Van Couvering ...
Amy
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Eli
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Angry Car Guy
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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. 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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Drinking Buddies  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,505, 25 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,936, 15 November 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Swanberg: The man that gets into a fight with Jake Johnson. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Soon It Will Be Fire
Written by Richard Youngs
Performed by Richard Youngs
Published by Richard Youngs
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar
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16 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

About 30 minutes into this film, after a long time of thinking there was something peculiar about it that made it not really work, it occurred to me what was wrong. So I jumped on IMDb and confirmed my suspicion: all the dialogue here is improvised. Yeah, that doesn't often work, and it certainly doesn't here. It all felt slightly unnatural and uncomfortable, and it didn't seem to be going anywhere. Even if it had been scripted, the story (the basic story was known when the actors and directors started making it) is extremely slight. It might have been good enough, though, since the actors here are enjoyable. Jake Johnson (who kills on the Fox sitcom New Girl) plays a worker in a beer factory who is best friends with receptionist Olivia Wilde. Both are involved, he, quite seriously, with Anna Kendrick and she, not very seriously, with Ron Livingston. The four of them go on a trip to Livingston's cabin one weekend, and everything becomes awkward when Livingston steals a kiss from Kendrick when the two go on a nature hike together. This is hardly torture, but it's very forgettable.


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