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Drinking Buddies

4

The hangover will be unscripted

Mumblecore goes a little more mainstream in Drinking Buddies. Director Joe Swanberg (LOL, Hannah Takes The Stairs) coaxes a whole new side from Olivia Wilde, who’s revelatory as floundering late-twentysomething Kate.

She’s the PR manager of a craft brewery, coasting through life and flirting with co-worker Luke (Jake Johnson), who’s engaged to highly strung teacher Jill (Anna Kendrick).

The plotting’s minimal, the dialogue improvised, but it’s fascinating watching the character interactions play out.

Quietly funny and affecting.
 

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