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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sleeping With Other People





This movie was so charming and so likable that I was scared to fall in love with it and have the fear of it breaking my heart.
UPDATE: the movie and I are going on a second date.

Plot: A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.

Directing/Writing

Pros:

Writer/Director Leslye Headland created a realistic romance film that had the humor, happiness, tenderness, and heartbreak of a real relationship and nothing felt forced or Hollywood-ized. She created a modern environment with true dialogue of how we feel when we fall in love and the confusion that comes with it. There were a few scenes where the dialogue felt like it was ripped out of my life and slapped on screen, that’s how relatable it was. It also doesn’t hurt that the couple being portrayed felt natural and organic as the relationship blossomed.

Cons:
None.

Acting

Pros:

Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie are absolutely adorable and their chemistry oozes through the screen. Both bring a light-heartedness and level of vulnerability that balance out perfectly through the trials and tribulations of an actual relationship, honing in on being relatable and really connecting with our main characters. The supporting cast is great all around from Adam Scott playing an awful person to Brie’s character to Jason Mantzoukas (Rafi from the hit show “The League”) providing the necessary comedic best friend to have a seamless contrast to the drama.

Cons:
None.

Cinematography

Pros:

It is shot pretty averagely with nothing to really excite you visually, however there is one shot that was a great representation to the feeling of chasing after someone when you know you can’t reach him or her.

Cons:
None.


Editing/Special Effects

Pros:
The film clocks in exactly at 100 minutes and nothing ever comes to a halt. I enjoyed it so much that I had a smile from ear to ear the whole time and sad, angry, or depressed when those scenes called for it. I felt like I was having a relationship with the film.

Cons:
Some might find it to be generic and could be bored from it? I honestly had to stretch to find a negative.

Overall: This is a sweet, down-to-earth, emotional movie for anyone that has ever experienced a relationship with a friend of the opposite sex that you were attracted to and you didn’t want to let them go but didn’t know how to talk to them about it. The performances of Sudeikis and Brie are more than enough to convince you see this pretty dang good modern romance. It’s a true sex comedy for adults with a truthful honesty to dating and love. Did I mention I love this movie?

Score: A






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