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Monday, September 26, 2016

Sleeping With Other People (2016)

This is a somewhat quirky romantic comedy, in that these two leads are not like your usual cookie cutter film leads.  They are not sitting on the sidelines waiting for the other to realize that they love them.  Not at all.  This movie is about two promiscuous New Yorkers who are not exempt from meaningful relationships but they just can't resist the urges that destroy them.  He is a serial philanderer and she is addicted to a man who may well be a serial philanderer. 
Here is the thumbnail sketch.  Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and Lainey (Alison Brie) loose their virginity to each other in college but are really friends not lovers. They ironically reconnect at a sex addicts support group meeting and resume their friendship.  The script is good but not great, in that it deals with things honestly but somewhat awkwardly that are difficult material.  The actors do a good of with what they have, but that is the reason that this is a good but not a great film.  From here on out it goes pretty much the way you would expect.

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