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Aug
23

Joe Swanberg on DRINKING BUDDIES

Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnsor are either falling in love or just falling asleep in DRINKING BUDDIES.

Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnsor are either falling in love or just falling asleep in DRINKING BUDDIES.

Director Joe Swanberg is back, once again using a semi-improvised approach to capture the chaos in the way we silly humans interrelate, socially, sexually, and otherwise. In DRINKING BUDDIES, Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) are co-workers at a craft brewery whose friendship may be turning into something more. The problem with that: both are already in relationships — with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick respectively — and life is managing to throw them curves that may well lead to the “unfortunate discovery” phase of a relationship well before either have decided whether they’re actually in love.

As with such previous films as HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS and ALEXANDER THE LAST, Swanberg’s story-telling style is pleasantly relaxed and ragged, although here he’s working with a more high-profile cast (albeit with such walk-ons as director Ti West). We got a few minutes with Swanberg to talk about his approach, and also to explore the life-or-death, take-no-prisoners (joke) world of craft brewing. Click on the player to hear the show.

DRINKING BUDDIES
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Official Website
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