Release Date: July 25th, 2013
Director: Joe Swanberg
Writer: Joe Swanberg
MPAA Rating: R
I caught this trailer on IMDb a couple weeks ago and was kind of smitten by it. From what I can glean from the trailer, Drinking Buddies is the story of four friends in two couples that are faced with the hardships of differing levels of attraction toward each other.
The cast is excellent. Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick have both shown they can juggle comedy and drama when the need arises. Jake Johnson showed plenty of range when he played the redemptive asshole role in Safety Not Guaranteed. And I’ve been a fan of Ron Livingston since Band of Brothers (side note, I can’t wait to see him in the new season of Boardwalk Empire).
My excitement for this movie really comes down to the fact that I’m a sucker for indie romantic dramas. Despite already being disappointed this year by Celeste & Jesse Forever and Your Sister’s Sister. I’m still optimistic that Drinking Buddies will do it for me.