Sleeping With Other People
Release year: 2015
Director: Leslye Headland
Screenwriter: Leslye Headland
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Andrea Savage
Lainey (Brie) and Jake (Sudeikis) lost their virginity to each other as young and afterwards both ends up serial daters. When the run in to each other as adults the start a friendship that helps reform them both.
As many movies in this genre, Sleeping With has plenty of clichés and predictability, but due to two incredible charming performances from Sudeikis (We’re the Millers, 2013) and Brie (The Five-Year Engagement, 2012) the movie is lifted to a rom-com to fall for again and again. Despite their serial dating tendencies, Lainey and Jake are likeable characters given depth from the actors portraying them and with great support from and excellent cast consisting of Peet (A Lot Like Love, 2005), Savage (Step Brothers, 2008), brilliant Mantzoukas (The House, 2017) and Scott (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013) as the boring and self-centered Dr. Sobvechik, the movie is entertaining from beginning to end with several funny incidents and quirky details (‘mousetrap’ for one). A really well-working rom-com with a great cast.
Was on every top list for anyone involved with Sundance Film Festival where it premiered to rave reviews. The popularity meant it was also played at Tribeca Film festival where it sold out before premiering.
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