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Drinking Buddies (2013)

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Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.

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Joe Swanberg

Writer:

Joe Swanberg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia Wilde ... Kate
Jake Johnson ... Luke
Anna Kendrick ... Jill
Ron Livingston ... Chris
Ti West ... Dave
Jason Sudeikis ... Gene Dentler
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Mike
Frank V. Ross Frank V. Ross ... Frank
Michael Gaertner Michael Gaertner ... Man w / Fiance
Kristin Davis Kristin Davis ... Fiance
Jim Cibak Jim Cibak ... Jim
Alicia Van Couvering Alicia Van Couvering ... Amy
Michael Zeller Michael Zeller ... Eli
Joe Swanberg ... Angry Car Guy
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Storyline

Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about knowing when to say when.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drinking Buddies See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,505, 25 August 2013

Gross USA:

$343,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$401,914
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was entirely improvised. There was no script, and the only things the actors and the crew had was a vague outline of the plot and the order in which certain events would take place. See more »

Goofs

When Kate and Luke were making up during lunch break at work the day after her move, Luke's 'badly' cut hand was suddenly back to normal. Discovered by my princess Julie. See more »

Quotes

Chris: Sometimes things that are really hard can be really rewarding because they're hard, you know!
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Crazy Credits

The title of the movie only appears in the ending credits and Jason Sudeikis's character 'Gene Dentler' is credited as 'Himself'. See more »

Connections

References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady Luck
Written by Richard Swift
Performed by Richard Swift
Published by dancecontestwinner (ASCAP).
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
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Charming & Fun
19 July 2013 | by unicornedSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and it exceeded my expectations, partially because of the negative review beside this one.

The plot of Drinking Buddies is simple: two close co-workers - both already in relationships - struggle with their feelings toward one another. This is a relatable concept for many of us, and those of us who have been in this situation understand just how complicated it can get.

The other reviewer claims that "nothing happens between the main characters," and I would argue that point. Lots of things happen between the main characters and what these things most close resemble is real life. This film is thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and totally charming.


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