Drinking Buddies


Kate (Olivia Wilde, The Change-Up) and Luke (Jake Johnson, New Girl) are co-workers at a Chicago craft brewery, where they spend their days drinking, flirting and even occasionally working. They’re perfect for each other, except that they’re both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of reluctant marriage talks with Jill (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect), his girlfriend of six years, and Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris (Ron Livingston, Office Space). When Kate and Luke unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend, these two “drinking buddies” begin to wonder if they’re actually destined to be together. But you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer. This hilariously charming comedy of modern relationships fueled by microbrews is the new film from acclaimed indie writer/director Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs). (Dir. by Joe Swanberg, 2013, USA, 90 mins., Rated R, Magnolia Pictures) Digital