The Joe Swanberg-directed Drinking Buddies takes a crack at the fruitful mainstream romantic comedy genre, promising slight indie charm, a là Safety Not Guaranteed. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, and Jake Johnson, who were asked to improvise most of their scenes. It premiered at SXSW to solid reviews.
You’ll be able to check it out when it hit VOD on July 25th, 2013, followed by a limited theatrical release on August 23rd. As per the recent trend on the web, expect to see a trailer drop for Drinking Buddies either tomorrow or the next day.
Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They’re perfect for each other, except that they’re both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer.