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DRINKING BUDDIES Jake Johnson Olivia Wilde

It’s great to see something like “Drinking Buddies” make its way to movie theaters. Especially in a day and age when most dramas pull their punches, here’s a feature that’s decidedly human, trusting in the power of internalization over the showmanship of melodrama. It’s an effort that requires attention to tiny behavioral details, articulated by actors contributing the best work of their careers, while director Joe Swanberg keeps pace and maintains intimacy. It bruises and stings along the way, but “Drinking Buddies” skillfully surveys the details of friendships and longing, delivered in a messy, improvisational manner that feels completely natural to the habitual hesitation at hand. Read the rest at


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