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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.