“Sleeping with Other People” Movie Review

Before the movie…

So, there are days when ALL I want to do is just lounge around the house and watch chick flicks. After searching for a film to watch and drink my green tea to, I found this one. I love Jason Sudeikis! The Millers was HILARIOUS! I had NO idea what this film was about (aside from the obvious title) but after seeing this movie, I think it’s now one of my favorites. YAY!


 

Sleeping with Other People

(Photo Credit: IM Global) Sleeping with Other People Movie poster
(Photo Credit: IM Global) Sleeping with Other People Movie poster

 

 

Release date: September 11, 2015
Director: Leslye Headland
Screenplay: Leslye Headland
Distributor: IFC Films
Producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum, Sidney Kimmel
Duration: 1 hr 41 min
Genre: Comedy/Romance Comedy
Rated: R

Cast…
Alison Brie … Lainey
Jason Sudeikis … Jake 
Adam Scott …Matthew
Amanda Peet … Paula

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(Photo Credit: IM Global)

 


Synopsis: “A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in. – IMDb”

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(Photo Credit: IM Global)

What I Liked…

  • For starters, it’s your cliche romance film; boy meets girl, girl meets boy, they fall in love, there’s complications, they end up together. It’s the complication part that I LOVED in this film.
  • The relationship Jake and Lainey built almost felt real. I know that sounds silly but in most chick flicks, you know the guy and girl fall for each other but for some reason, I just felt like these two REALLY fell for each other on and off screen. I know Jason is married to Olivia Wilde but still! Great acting!
  • I enjoyed seeing how much these two cared for each other and to what lengths they’d go to for each other.
  • Also, how finding the right one changes you for the better; you learn that the one you love is worth changing for.
  • It was interesting seeing these two love each other, however they’re afraid of losing one another and decide to date other people, remain best friends, and maintain their relationship.
  • I liked how it shows they never forgot their first true love. That was adorable.
  • The birthday party scene. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jake’s best GUY friend and his wife. HILARIOUS! “Don’t have kids.”
  • The end credits. lol So funny.
  • OH! I LOVED THAT I DIDN’T CRY! It’s not a Nicholas Sparks film where you need a box of tissues. Your heart hurts, but not dramatically.

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    (Photo Credit: IM Global)

What I Didn’t Like…

  • Matthew. lol Such a prick.
  • The title for this movie? If I had another suggestion, I’d mention it here, but I don’t…at the moment.

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(Photo Credit: IM Global)

My Rating…

I would definitely give this film a 4/5 because I’m a HUGE sucker for chick flicks but I think it’s more because it didn’t make me cry hysterically and was generally a good movie. IMDb gave this film a 6.5. I would have to disagree. I think it deserves a little more than that. If you’re having a girls night, ADD THIS TO YOUR MOVIE LIST! You won’t regret it! I promise! 🙂

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(Photo Credit: IM Global)

About Valeria Espinoza

Hey guys! I'm Val. 28 years old. Mother of three pups. Marvel enthusiast. Bibliophile. Professional Napper. Cosmetologist. BA in English. Former percussionist. Yea. I've been busy. :)

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