Drinking Buddies is not the style of movie I enjoy. The cast is excellent, particularly Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick, and they are able to make the improvised dialogue feel authentic. However, there just isn't much that happens in this film. It is a snapshot of what real life looks like for a handful of friends and acquaintances, but their stories don't have a lot of progression. What little does happen to them is predictable and boring. If I wasn't distracted while watching I think it might have put me to sleep. The strange thing is, despite my complaints of the pacing and the lack of plot points, something remarkable happened to me when the final scene rolled around. Somehow, out of nowhere, I realized I had become invested in these characters and actually cared about what was going to happen to them in the end. I don't know whether to chalk it up to the actors, or merely the slow burn of the story, but I loved that last scene and it made me admit that they did something right with this movie. While Drinking Buddies is not the style of film that I would ever seek out, or want to watch again, I could see that it was constructed well for people who do enjoy the mumblecore genre.