Drinking Buddies
Drinking Buddies (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 23, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2013
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, funny, and powered by fine performances from Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, Drinking Buddies offers a bittersweet slice of observational comedy.

Catherine Bray
Time Out

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Not much happens in Drinking Buddies, which, frankly, is refreshing.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz
Kill Your Darlings

Surprisingly wise.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Here's a toast to the cast and crew: "Drinking Buddies" is a three-dimensional movie that doesn't require beer goggles.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Drinking Buddies" sneaks up on you; you think it's going in one direction, and suddenly it goes somewhere much more interesting.

Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

Not much happens but it has plenty to say.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

[Swanberg] points the movie in directions that defy our expectations, exploring the characters' immaturity and the entropy of human interaction.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Francesca Steele
Independent (UK)

Drinking Buddies could suffer a little from its marketing, which may suggest to some audiences that it is just a regular rom com. But luckily, it is nothing like that. It is something much, much better.

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Mark Hobin
Drinking Buddies is highlighted by some nuanced acting, but the whole production is underwhelming. Minimalism can be refreshing, but nothingness is distressing.… More