Drinking Buddies
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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. (c) Magnolia
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"The film's quartet of post-slackers are captured as they feel their way around the edges of what they want (and are afraid to ask for) with painful accuracy."
‑ Catherine Bray, Time Out
"Not much happens in Drinking Buddies, which, frankly, is refreshing."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A beautifully observed dramedy about modern friendship and romance; funny, poignant, unforgettable."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"As much a shining example of an improvised film that works as an example of one that doesn't, Drinking Buddies is nevertheless a solid romantic comedy."
‑ Sean Sebastian, FILMINK (Australia)
"Funny, nuanced, relatable, touching, and an absolute pleasure to watch."
‑ Tom Clift, Concrete Playground
"Here's a toast to the cast and crew: "Drinking Buddies" is a three-dimensional movie that doesn't require beer goggles."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
""Drinking Buddies" sneaks up on you; you think it's going in one direction, and suddenly it goes somewhere much more interesting."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It finds its groove with sincere, nuanced performances and a realistic attitude to romance as refreshing as a fistful of Citra hops."
‑ Kirsty Leckie-Palmer, The Skinny
"It's warm, witty and wise."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Record [UK]
"It's about what doesn't happen as much as what does. It's like real life, especially the beer part."
‑ Jay Stone, Canada.com
"[Swanberg] points the movie in directions that defy our expectations, exploring the characters' immaturity and the entropy of human interaction."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Swanberg doesn't exactly reinvent the romantic-comedy formula, but he explores it in unexpected ways, with a terrific cast making the relationships all the more genuine and enjoyable."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"For a film all about the betrayal of those we love the most, Drinking Buddies is a supremely optimistic, warm-hearted picture, with fine, freeing performances from its entire (albeit very small) cast."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"A touching, truthful look at how friendships work when things go off road."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"...won't change your world, but it's a nice movie to have a beer with."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
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