Drinking Buddies Monday, 16 September 2019

Drinking Buddies

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    An ale-ing drama.

  • Starring:

    Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingstone, Ti West, Jason Sudeikis, Mike Brune, Frank V Ross

  • Directed by:

    Joe Swanberg

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Aggressive behaviour, wrestling, yelling, arguing. Object kicked. Stolen item. Getting ears cut off mentioned (comic). Blood/gore: Bleeding, sliced hand. Blood on objects. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Nude woman, woman in underwear, shirtless man. Swimwear, skimpy clothing. Cleavage. Kissing, undressing, flirting, caressing. Sex, one-night stand mentioned. Innuendo. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots), intoxication, brewing. Gambling (blackjack). Smoking. Cocaine mentioned (song lyric).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious references.

  • THEMES:

    Beer, brewing, event planning, relationships, co-workers, flirting, platonic friendships, insecurity, hiking, romantic chemistry, sexual tension, skinny-dipping, moving house, rejection, disappointment, mumblecore.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Relationship breakup. Brewery, bar settings. Campfire. Armpit sniffing, spitting, dirty underfeet. Pig, snakes mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Observational, honest, unassuming, affecting, improvisational, awkward, low key, engaging, accessible, watchable, relatable. Solid production values, strong performances, great cast, melodic soundtrack, character-driven.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Won't be everyone's cup of stout. Contrived, unconvincing, ambling. Whiny characters overstay their welcome. More focus on microbrewing setting would've added depth.

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