Sleeping With Other People Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sleeping With Other People

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Caught in the mousetrap.

  • Starring:

    Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Andrea Savage, Adam Scott, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Natasha Lyonne, Katherine Waterston

  • Directed by:

    Leslye Headland

  • Running time:

    101 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Being molested by father mentioned. People are pushed, hit by a car (off-screen), punched, tackled, hit, shoved, hit with an object, rammed, throat-grabbed, handcuffed, arrested. A woman slaps herself repeatedly. A woman bangs on a door, throws an object. Yelling, arguing. Slitting throat/will murder you, Ted Bundy mentioned. Picture of a dog dressed in Nazi paraphernalia. Blood/gore: Bloody faces/nose/clothing. Arm in sling. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    People have bedroom/office/couch/rooftop sex. Simulation scene demonstrating digital penetration. Kissing (male-female; female-female), undressing. Promiscuity, infidelity, sexting. Nude woman (exposed breasts). Skimpy clothing/underwear/lingerie, cleavage. Watching porn, losing virginity, slept with my/your best friend, love addiction, gang bang mentioned. Frequent references to sex, sex acts/positions, orgasm, masturbation. Chlamydia, HPV mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People share a joint (marijuana implied), take ecstasy (off-camera). Drug-induced behaviour/tripping. Smoking drugs, shooting heroin, crack, cocaine mentioned. Alcohol (wine, shots, champagne, spirits). Bar setting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Derogatory term for women. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES:

    Sex, relationships, infidelity, promiscuity, virginity, best friends, children's birthday parties, bad choices, safe words, commitment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Relationship breakups. Divorce mentioned. Hospital, bar settings. Cat (opening titles), dogs, panda (gif), toilet. Amniotic waters breaking, pitting, hyperventilating, vomiting. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Funny, honest, easygoing, amusing, brittle, bawdy, old-fashioned. Appealing leads, nuanced/vulnerable performances, subverts some of the obvious rom-com tropes, depicts the 'real' New York.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Familiar, flawed, broad, clichéd, dismal, unlikely. Too many endings, some uncomfortable scenes/subplots, some hokey scenes, some awkward attempts at hipness, loses steam in second half.

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