Sleeping with Other People

Shockingly charming

YES

Release date: September 11, 2015
Director: Leslye Headland
Language: English

Who should watch this movie: People who like romcoms but are tired of the cliches 

When should you watch this movie: When you’ve been single for a while

The sell: Unlike most romcoms, this movie is genuinely romantic and genuinely funny. I attribute most of that to the brilliance of Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis, but also a big shout-out is due for Leslye Headland who wrote and directed the film. FYI Headland was also involved in the production of Russian Doll, so you know she’s good. I love when a movie feels fresh and this one feels fucking fresh dude. The relationship between the two main characters is complicated in a deeply relatable way. They are dysfunctional in a charming way, but in a break from canonical tradition the movie forces them to face the consequences of their (not so) occasional immaturity. It is thus satisfying to watch them overcome the obstacles they put in their own way and grow as individuals rather than as a relationship/couple/unit. One issue though is that there is a scene where Jason Sudeikis tries to explain vaginas to Alison Brie and while that is a highly accurate portrayal of a very real thing that happens, it’s still annoying to watch. On the other hand  Jason Mantzoukas plays a side character but basically plays himself and it’s hysterical.

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