Sleeping with Other People

Sleeping with Other People

Leslye Headland (2015)

101min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this salty slant on When Harry Met Sally... writer/director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) offers her own unapologetically filthy, reliably funny take on whether men and women can be just good friends. Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis play pals who lose their virginity to each other at university and reconnect over a decade later in a sex addiction group, keeping things strictly platonic for fear of jeopardising their connection. Sudeikis has solid timing but lacks sincerity and if Brie fares better with the emotional scenes her character is a touch wet. Peripheral players Andrea Savage and Jason Mantzoukas make for a more appealing, and amusing, couple and there's squandered talent elsewhere in the cast (Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet). Nevertheless, Headland is a snappy writer and competent director whose approach to discussing and depicting sex is agreeably direct. If it eventually surrenders to convention, Sleeping with Other People is still a refreshingly adult, often rule-breaking romantic comedy.

Summary

Lainey and Jake have both consistently ruined every relationship of their lives by cheating on their previous partners. They decide to have a purely platonic relationship with each other, on the understanding that they are free to sleep with other people - but have a hard time resisting falling in love. Romantic comedy, starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis.

Cast & Crew

Jake Jason Sudeikis
Lainey Alison Brie
Matthew Adam Scott
Xander Jason Mantzoukas
Kara Natasha Lyonne
Emma Katherine Waterston
Sam Adam Brody
Paula Amanda Peet
Director Leslye Headland
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: IconAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 1 Jan 2016
Comedy Drama