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.
A beautiful movie that portrays a range of emotional & physical intimacies in a way that feels, to me, meaningful. The director has a lot of expressionistic flourishes that work really well for me, where reality becomes hyperreality for a sliver of time. Brie is amazing, wish she starred in more movies. Sudeikis I've always felt is exactly good as the writing he has to work with. Luckily for him, this is a great one.
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
This was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Brie and Sudeikis deliver some great comedic and romantic performances here. Of course it ends as predictably as you'd expect; but it's smartly shot and consistently funny.
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.