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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 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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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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Trivia

Olivia Wilde confirmed in several interviews that real beer and alcohol was supplied the brewery shown in the film because it was actually cheaper than bottled water. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kate: I was full of shit, yesterday, I don't know... ugh, whatever.
Luke: Hey, here's the truth: I am done giving you shit, and I am sorry. I have no place. You are a grown woman, and if you want to have sex with a disgusting, bad brewer with a terrible attitude...
Kate: I don't love Dave.
Luke: You smell good.
Kate: Really?
Luke: Yeah. Surprised you got all the Dave off you.
Kate: Maybe you're smelling Dave?
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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

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.190 (2013) See more »

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Came Out of A Lady
Written by Alexander Flynn Toth and Annakalmia Clark Traver
Performed by Rubblebucket
Published by Sin Duda (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sin Duda Records
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This movie is a lesson to all the movie making people about how relationship works in real life!
29 July 2013 | by piruthivirajSee all my reviews

When I was watching, I was expecting and worried at the same time that this movie would wind up the same way as the 1000 movies I have already seen about courtship and the drama and weak constructions of a relationship that follows that in a movie.

But this movie doesn't have any of the routine non-sense that other movies have and the ending could not have been better.

I know all the negative reviews preceding this, but they have not seen all the boring movies which always have the same ending. I 'm really happy that this movie doesn't end like that.

The director has done a great job in making the movie as lively as possible. In this movie, I felt like the actors were was not even acting, It felt so real rather than the cliché crap we see on other movies.


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