First of all can we just talk about how perfect Jake Johnson is? My friend and I fell head over heels in love the first time we watched him on New Girl. We later found out through major creepin that we were behind on times, cause he's been around for a minute. But thank goodness for New Girl bringing him to our attention! Because not only is he uber cute, he is mad funny. So obviously when we found out he was going to be one of the leads Drinking Buddies, we had to go check it out! And let's just state that he still looks major cute with a beard!.
Going in, we knew regardless we would at least like Luke's(Jake Johnson) scenes. But everyone in the small tight-knit cast brought their own. Olivia Wilde being the lead Kate was a great choice. I wouldn't have thought her and Jake would have good chemistry, but they flowed off each other really well. There was also Ron Livingston who played Chris and Anna Kendrick who played Jill. Now I thought the pairings between Olivia and Ron was okay, not the best, but not the worst. But even by the end I did not understand Jake and Anna. I understand, they are both funny, but I just didn't see it. I love Anna Kendrick, but she looks so young compared to Jake, it was a bit strange. I mean honestly, she could pass as a high school student and him a teacher. Aside from them looking like an odd couple, they all did a good job acting.
Now the basic premise of the movie is these four people being in the relationships I mentioned, as well as the super close friendship between Kate and Luke. And of course their third best friend, beer. Kate and Luke work at a Chicago brewery, so the beer is a rather prominent staple of the movie. You see these people, who are trying to figure out where they are in life and see them deal with relationships and heartbreak.
My favorite part of the movie was knowing beforehand that the majority, if not all, of the movie was improved. There were basic directions given of where the characters were going and what-not, but the dialogue was from the actors. It gave the movie a much more raw, real feel. You could tell it wasn't scripted, which was a good thing. I enjoyed how natural everything seemed. I thought the movie was rather good. It was funny, not too long and definitely something different. It is made much differently than most films out there and it is definitely not the typical story you are expecting it to be.
Do you want to check out Drinking Buddies? Yes/No/Maybe?