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Monday, February 1, 2016

Movie Review: Sleeping With Other People (2015)

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Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Starring: Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Adam Brody
Written By: Leslye Headland
Directed By: Leslye Headland
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Rating: 3/5
 
Summary: Two people who have obvious relationship issues, one being a sex addict(?) and the other being a cheater, begin a platonic relationship, but it soon leads to more, but how will they act on it when they both are so messed up.

My Thoughts: I've been waiting for this movie for forever and after seeing it, I'm glad to say it did not disappoint. This is not a giant career leaper for either of our leads (Jason Sudekis and Alison Brie) but seeing these two as romantic interests was something else. One. Because this is the first time I've seen Jason Sudekis in this kind of role and Two. Because this is the first time I've seen Alison Brie in anything decent because I was not a fan of Get Hard.

Their chemistry was perfect as just two, everyday messed up people who are just trying to live their lives and even though the film falls into the typical rom-com trap with the whole 'Will they or won't they get together?' thing, you don't care. You just want them to be together and you're so tied up in this fun little story, you don't care if you've seen it time and time again. But what's new is that you have the two leads being terrible people when it comes to relationships is something I haven't seen and you don't really notice this at first because you're supposed to root for these people, but they kind of suck. They constantly are cheating on their partners and that's not okay, but you overlook it with these two because they're so damn charming. 

 And finally, we're dealt the same old age question that comes time and time again: Can men and women be just friends? It's When Harry Met Sally with a funner, sexier twist and I noticed it right off the bat with the meeting several years later and the constant banter between the two regardless. However, unlike When Harry Met Sally, the mutual attraction is silently mentioned between looks and glances and not mentioned until the very end. They know the problem, but wait until it's good and ready to try and solve it and while the problem is the two are in love with each other, you are okay with them being friends for the time being because you know what's going to happen at the end. You just know it, but it doesn't stop you from enjoying the hell out out it.

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