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Drinking Buddies Reviews

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Gabrielle Bondi
The Young Folks
July 20, 2015
Every aspect of this film fits together nicely, even when the drama going on in the film is a little messy.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Don Simpson
Film Threat
May 19, 2014
I was a bit skeptical when I first learned about Drinking Buddies, because I did not expect Wilde and her cohorts to be up for the task; thankfully, I was proven wrong, and the actors go places that I would never expect studio-seasoned actors to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 10, 2014
A beautifully observed dramedy about modern friendship and romance; funny, poignant, unforgettable.
March 6, 2014
It finds its groove with sincere, nuanced performances and a realistic attitude to romance as refreshing as a fistful of Citra hops.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
February 10, 2014
For a film all about the betrayal of those we love the most, Drinking Buddies is a supremely optimistic, warm-hearted picture, with fine, freeing performances from its entire (albeit very small) cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Sebastian
FILMINK (Australia)
February 7, 2014
As much a shining example of an improvised film that works as an example of one that doesn't, Drinking Buddies is nevertheless a solid romantic comedy.
David Edwards
Daily Record (UK)
February 7, 2014
It's warm, witty and wise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2014
A touching, truthful look at how friendships work when things go off road.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Clift
Concrete Playground
December 19, 2013
Funny, nuanced, relatable, touching, and an absolute pleasure to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jay Stone
December 19, 2013
It's about what doesn't happen as much as what does. It's like real life, especially the beer part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Josh Larsen
December 14, 2013
...won't change your world, but it's a nice movie to have a beer with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 19, 2013
The characters are likeable and engaging and the film ends up being amiable, if not quite winning.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 19, 2013
The actors are so casual it doesn't look like they're performing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 15, 2013
The story meanders, purposefully, and doesn't lead to the places a similar studio film would go; Swanberg recognizes that disillusionmnet and disappointment are more frequent and universal occurences than heartbreak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2013
As an exploration of a specific point in life, this film is authentic and observant. But it has a tendency to preach at us, overdramatising issues rather than letting them play out organically.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
November 7, 2013
If you're in the mood for a talky independent that doesn't look as if it's been made a by a wannabe Woody Allen, Drinking Buddies might just leave you feeling that your glass is more than half full.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
November 6, 2013
Small and earthy, this low-key drama simply follows a group of 30-ish characters as they use their friends to sort out their own issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Catherine Shoard
Observer (UK)
November 4, 2013
There are emotional razors amid the wooziness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Sullivan
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
Swanberg is not so much kowtowing to romcom convention as putting great care into crafting something idiosyncratic, sneakily intelligent-and totally disposable.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
November 1, 2013
Workshopped, improvised and mostly shot in small spaces, Swanberg's intimate drama is teased out with killer, subtle performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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