Even talented, likable actors like Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup can’t breathe life into this dull, vapid drama about bored rich people meandering about Manhattan. Stealing from the likes of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson doesn’t help.
Playing namby-pamby isn’t Sam Rockwell’s strong suit. He’s at his best playing the wild card, the troublemaker, the most charming rogue. Here, he’s stuck as a put-upon pharmacist in this dark romantic comedy opposite Olivia Wilde as the boozy trophy wife who serves as his guide to debauchery. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
Alonso, Ben and I are feeling sexy, ’70s-style, in our review of the Ron Howard racing flick “Rush.”
Matt, Alonso and I all loved the smart dialogue, crackling chemistry and naturalistic settings of director Joe Swanberg’s latest indie.
Magnolia Pictures Rated R for language throughout. Running time: 90 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Drinking Buddies” is a crackling screwball comedy refracted through a low-key, mumblecore prism. Admittedly, I’m not terribly fond of the word mumblecore and find it reductive — not unlike the phrases “chick flick” or “Oscar bait” to describe certain […]