You may think you’ve seen this movie before. A man and woman decide to just be friends, yada, yada, yada, they fall in love. However, I guarantee Sleeping With Other People is fresh and funny as hell with Jason Sudekis and Alison Brie.
Let’s split these two up for a moment. First off, Alison Brie. Known for her role on NBC’s Community, or as Pete’s (ex)wife on AMC’s Mad Men she’s also Diane on the wonderfully ridiculous Bojack Horseman on Netflix. She’s the girl next door with fantastic comic timing. You may also remember her as the sister of Emily Blunt (another one of my favorite actresses) in Five Year Engagement. Her perceived innocence plays perfect against the devilishly charming Jason Sudekis.
I always enjoyed Jason Sudekis on Saturday Night Live, but his starring role in A Good Old Fashion Orgy won me over completely. Hall Pass was the big break out, and it just picked up steam from there. Soon it was The Campaign, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers and then Horrible Bosses 2. Although he hasn’t had much of a range, he plays up his good looks and charm for every role with perfection. Perhaps it will wear out soon, but as for now, I’m for it.
Writer/director Leslye Headland delivers the humor of people who know each other really, really well and can go to those horribly crude, but ultimately hilarious, places. Filled with a brilliant supporting cast including Adam Scott (with a creepy mustache), Natasha Lyonne (as the best friend), Jason Mantzoukas (Rafi on The League) as well as Adam Brody and Amanda Peet. Basically, it’s a good old fashioned sex comedy with a heart at the center.
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