Jake and Lainey impulsively lose their virginity to each other in college. When their paths cross twelve years later in NYC, they realize they both have become serial cheaters. Bonding over their chronic infidelity, they form a platonic friendship…
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An irreverent comedy with a savvy exploration of modern relationships. The leads are engaging, debates on fidelity are intriguing and the character arcs transcend usual rom-com stereotypes. A decent date movie for sure, and liking this film does not mean that you're not monogamous!
Powered by electric chemistry between Sudeikis and Brie, a narrative that touches all the right notes and surprisingly accurate in terms of the phobias and anxieties of a new generation, 'Sleeping with Other People' is one of the year's strongest indies and a fresh entry into the romcom genre.
The director based the 'bad guy' on a real man who broke her heart. Unfortunately this guy isn't believably bad to me: they tell us he is an asshole but I instead saw the protagonists doing morally questionable things. The director also said she wanted the real guy to recognize himself in the movie and feel ashamed: not enough to ask all of us to witness. There's psychoanalysis for that. And no, I'm not that bad guy
If you put the clichés to good use and subvert it just enough, not to sound original, but to distance yourself from the genre's greatest hits and misses, you're halfway there. And then you get some likeable people with just enough chemistry to make for a good popcorn fun.
A raunchy witty romantic comedy that isn't from Judd Apatow. A millennial spin on "When Harry Met Sally". It's overlong, lacks profundity, and never feels authentic. The writing and performances are great but the direction is lacking. There is not much to examine or think about and it will leave you before you know it.
Everything about this film fits into a mold. In fact it's so classically structured and designed that I found its rom-com classicism subversive in itself. My girlfriend hated it for this reason, its adherence to archetypes - on the contrary I didn't need the film to upend gender stereotypes to win me over. It was obvious but charming and funny. I was romanced by the ideology of romance.