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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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Joe Swanberg

Writer:

Joe Swanberg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia Wilde ... Kate
Jake Johnson ... Luke
Anna Kendrick ... Jill
Ron Livingston ... Chris
Ti West ... Dave
Jason Sudeikis ... Gene Dentler
Mike Brune ... Mike
Frank V. Ross Frank V. Ross ... Frank
Michael Gaertner Michael Gaertner ... Man w / Fiance
Kristin Davis Kristin Davis ... Fiance
Jim Cibak Jim Cibak ... Jim
Alicia Van Couvering Alicia Van Couvering ... Amy
Michael Zeller Michael Zeller ... Eli
Joe Swanberg ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drinking Buddies See more »

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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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This film was entirely improvised. There was no script, and the only things the actors and the crew had was a vague outline of the plot and the order in which certain events would take place. See more »

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When Kate and Luke were making up during lunch break at work the day after her move, Luke's 'badly' cut hand was suddenly back to normal. Discovered by my princess Julie. See more »

Quotes

Chris: Sometimes things that are really hard can be really rewarding because they're hard, you know!
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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 »

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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Dragon
Written by Christoffer Gunrup
Performed by The Amazing
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes (ASCAP)
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A great movie about ordinary people.
5 August 2013 | by zalkinsSee all my reviews

This is not your ordinary rom/com. This movie focuses on conversation and relationships. Long, realistic conversations with buddies, work colleagues and partners. It's so sad to see reviews complaining that this movie is too realistic and that nothing happens, when that's exactly what the movie wants.

I was expecting another generic romantic Hollywood drama/comedy like The Dilemma or the Change-Up, with an obvious plot to work around and some clichés thrown in. Instead it felt more like Blue Valentine meets Closer, but lighter than Blue Valentine and more realistic than Closer.

I liked the long camera shots that follow the characters around, focusing on them and their interactions. I liked that I didn't know what was going to happen in a scene because there's no obvious overall plot in the movie. There's just ordinary people having ordinary conversations.


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