Thoughts on Drinking Buddies

If I were to describe this film in one sentence, it would be a “lo-fi romantic comedy with believably-flawed characters”. I enjoyed this enough to sit through the whole movie, and while it won’t change cinematic history, it definitely has some moments of magic.

The movie feels authentic and intimate, and casually observant on the subtle ebbs and flows of relationships. I liked the movie for a few reasons. One, nothing much really happens and that’s deliberate. Two, the actors are so relaxed, it doesn’t look like they’re acting. Three, Olivia Wilde. In the words of a co-worker, “I don’t know what this film is about, but ninety minutes of Olivia Wilde was well worth it.”

This film is a smart and fresh take on an otherwise tired genre. The usual romantic comedy formula of encounter-conflict-happy ending is glaringly absent and really works flawlessly in this film. I’d definitely recommend this movie for those who are looking for something a little different from the usual Hollywood offerings.

Thoughts on Drinking Buddies