Kate and Luke work in a Chicago brewery and share a lot of things in their allegedly platonic relationship: weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer. Working with BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD cinematographer Ben Richardson and a top-notch cast including Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick and THE NEW GIRL’s Jake Johnson (plus stellar turns by Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston), DRINKING BUDDIES draws from the best elements of Swanberg’s deeply personal work and displays an adept skill at crafting a fantastic (and sometimes cringingly relatable) romantic comedy.
Stars Jake Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston & Ti West.
Dir: Joe Swanberg. 2013. Digital. 90 mins.