Sleeping with Other People2015
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Critic Consensus: Sleeping with Other People has likable leads and flashes of inspiration, but seems unwilling or unable to surround them with the truly subversive rom-com they deserve.
Sleeping with Other People Photos
Watch it now
as Jake's Lawyer
as Sobvechik's Lawyer
as Police Officer
as Pho Grand Waiter
as Big Dude
as Microcenter Employee
as Pho Grand Waiter
as SLAA Speaker
as Attentive Waiter
as Helmet Kid
News & Interviews for Sleeping with Other People
Critic Reviews for Sleeping with Other People
Sleeping With Other People is an updated -- and raunchier -- take on the When Harry Met Sally rom-com premise: can a man and a woman ever be best friends, or will there always be just a troublesome frisson of attraction?
Writer-director Headland's screenplay is sharply observed in places and yields a few memorable set pieces (including a brawl in a restaurant that shocks a pregnant woman into going into labour.) It is also utterly predictable in its plotting.
Inevitably, it pretends to be edgier than it actually is, and doesn't create a sustained character development in the way Nora Ephron managed, but it's watchable for all that.
[Sudeikis is] fast and funny and Headland's willingness to tackle the unromantic aspects of the rom-com lends a sophistication you don't find in more anodyne examples.
Audience Reviews for Sleeping with Other People
Breezy romcom with loads of snappy dialogue exchanges as well as two engaging leads. "I don't want to dance," they both say dramatically, over and over again but then there'd be no film. The problem is that everything can be seen coming from a mile away.
I feel like I wasted my time on this one. Extremely b grade, and not in a good way.
One of those movies, like "Friends With Benefits," that purports to break romcom genre conventions...and it does...quite wonderfully for a minute...then kinda weirdly for an unnecessarily large part of the film. Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis play platonic besties to charmingly drugged effect. That moment when they admit to themselves that they're in perfect, agenda-less love with each other is so achingly beautiful, and it's such a waste that *spoilers (but as if you couldn't see it coming)* they end up together like every other Harry and Sally pairing instead of making good on the movie's second act premise that all Lainey and Jake want from their friendship is to teach each other how to love. The other plot point that tries to break genre is Lainey's addictive and abusive relationship with creepy doctor Matthew played by Adam Scott in over-stoic mode, which worked really well for his dramatic performance in "The Vicious Kind," but here, just smacks of a nothing character. Maybe that's who Matthew is, but there's gotta be a hint as to why Lainey was so obsessed for so much of the movie. The tonal shift from dorm hijinx to emotional Stockholm Syndrome is just inconsistent, as is the brief glimpse of true pathos juxtaposed with the baity, sex-sells title.
Sleeping with Other People Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.