Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.
The sex scene between Alison Brie and Adam Scott took 12 hours to film. See more »
When Xander is calling Jake during the credits, his phone's screen stays on for the whole call. See more »
You can go get any woman you want.
Really? Well, I still chose you.
Why? Because I happened to be in your eye line?
Well that... possibly because you're uninterested; most likely because you're stunning and successful.
I have a kid.
I love kids. Kids love me. I basically am a kid.
And I don't sleep with my employees.
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There is an extended scene featuring Xander and his wife simultaneously with the first part of the credits. See more »
Smart Rom Com, two things that don't often go together
I'm a little surprised at all the negative reviews here. It's hard to imagine what the reviewers found missing. Romance? Comedy? Or both? Because I found plenty of each. I will say that I can see how you need to be able to relate to the lifestyles depicted to appreciate the film. Because if you can't, this might as well be about life on Mars.
This is a smart movie. And the concept is pretty original, considering the difficulty of deviating from the restrictions of the genre. The leads are immensely likable and each able to toss off complex comedic riffs with ease. And I very much enjoyed seeing Adam Scott play the heavy. Not easy to portray a dull-as-donuts bad guy, but he pulled it off.
Despite the "truthiness" of the dialog, the movie does share one thing with all romantic comedies: it's a wet dream for the love hungry. Especially for those folks who juggle and struggle with the reality of modern relationships. The lead characters wear a veneer of cynical sophistication that many of us use as protective shields. But, as is expected from a rom-com, the veneer cracks. And we're glad when it does.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, but be warned: it is a movie for grown ups.
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