Drinking Buddies

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USA | 2013 | 95 minutes | Joe Swanberg

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Tensions simmer between two flirty co-workers at a Chicago microbrewery in this delightful romantic comedy from director Joe Swanberg. Starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston.

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Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke ("New Girl" co-star Jake Johnson) spend their days at work drinking tasty microbrews 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 (Anna Kendrick), Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend (Ron Livingston). But you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer. 

Director Joe Swanberg and his talented cast improvised this thoughtful, funny, and candidly emotional story, and tasty craft beers have never looked more thirst quenching thanks to some gorgeous cinematography from Ben Richardson (Beasts of the Southern Wild).

  • Director: Joe Swanberg
  • Principal Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, Ti West
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures