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August 23, 2013
R , 1 hr 30 min
80 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Chicago brewery co-workers blur the line between being friendship and lovers.
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Gene Dentler (billed as 'Himself')
Frank V. Ross
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By Eric Kohn
Swanberg once again shows a capacity for capturing small moments that exist outside the direction of the plot. At the same time, the...
By Zachary Wigon
With dexterity and care, Swanberg illuminates our muddled perceptions of our own relationships. He fixates on the minutiae of hanging out,...
By Claudia Puig
It's a meandering film that prompts the viewer to anticipate characters' actions. Fortunately, they don't take predictable paths.
By Richard Roeper
Writer-director-editor Swanberg should actually get first billing, as it’s his touch that makes Drinking Buddies something special.
By Owen Gleiberman
The actors all blend terrifically, making this the film equivalent of great hang time.
By William Goss
In a film about how hard it is to know what you want, and then to express it, Swanberg gets to the heart of the matters of the heart with...
New York Daily News
By Joe Neumaier
Drinking Buddies is full of relatable dilemmas, guileless moments of kindness and character-based humor.
By Roger Moore
We knew Livingston, Kendrick and Johnson (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) would work in this setting. But Wilde adds to the growing repertoire she...
San Francisco Chronicle
By Mick LaSalle
This is a special movie. For almost 20 minutes, Drinking Buddies does almost nothing to indicate where the story is going or whether there...
By Peter Debruge
Relative to the major brands, the intimate, handcrafted approach should yield more flavor. Instead, Drinking Buddies offers mostly froth.
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Rated R | For Language Throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+
Lots of drinking in romantic indie dramedy.
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