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.
After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt.... See full summary »
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 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 »
I was full of shit, yesterday, I don't know... ugh, whatever.
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...
I don't love Dave.
You smell good.
Yeah. Surprised you got all the Dave off you.
Maybe you're smelling Dave?
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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 »
The End Of That
Written by Warren Spicer (as Warren C. Spicer), Nicolas Basque and Matthew Woodley
Performed by Plants and Animals
Published by Secret City Publishing
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As a warning to anyone wishing to see this movie: it is not a COMEDY nor was it designed to be. Jake Johnson usually plays comedic roles but do not expect any big laughs from him or the cast. This movie is essentially a new take on a classic relationship quagmire - 2 adults who are doomed to remain friends despite a strong sexual attraction towards each other.
The films strongest point is the portrayal of realism in regards to adult relationships. You won't find any cheesy romantic quips or witty comedic banter - just adults trying their best to deal with the problems of love and life. A large portion of the film may seem uneventful but for anyone who has been in this type of situation before, you will establish a greater connection to the lovelorned co-stars.
Olivia Wilde is surprisingly genuine and in-depth along with Johnson. Jason Sudeikis has a wasted cameo (probably decided to be in the film to keep tabs on his new wifey, Olivia). Other then that, no one else really stands out.
It is best to come into this film with the realization that it is not a comedy; that way you will have a greater appreciation of the adult themes laid out.
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