Sleeping with Other People


New American Cinema

SIFF Says:

Wild stories about dating can be very entertaining when you don’t have to live through them. Jack (Jason Sudeikis, HORRIBLE BOSSES) and Lainey (Alison Brie, “Community”) lose their virginity to each other in college and drift apart until they meet years later at a support group for sex addicts. Despite lingering feelings for each other, they decide to be platonic friends while they work on forming more healthy romantic attractions. Among the film’s game ensemble, Natasha Lyonne (“Orange is the New Black”) adds snap as a lesbian best friend, while Amanda Peet (THE WAY WAY BACK) adds heat as a love interest. Writer/director Leslye Headland (BACHELORETTE) gives us an unconventional romantic comedy full of the uncomfortably funny moments that fill our daily lives as we search for happiness in the complicated maze that is much like modern dating; a little strange, a little bawdy, and a great deal of fun. Memorable lines and a surprisingly subtle indie folk soundtrack complete a film destined to become another quotable hit.

Stranger Says:

This very American sex comedy from Bachelorette‘s Leslye Headland features R-rated talk and PG-rated nudity, which makes it more amusing than sexy. Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie play New Yorkers who can't reconcile sex with love, so they decide to be friends--you'll never guess what happens next! If anything, the film works best as a showcase for Brie, who can turn on a dime from silly to serious. KATHY FENNESSY

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Film Credits
Leslye Headland
Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas
SIFF 2015