Joe Swanberg’s SXSW premiered “Drinking Buddies”, as the title suggests, features a lot of alcohol consumption, so it’s no surprise that two new photos from the film rarely feature a character without a glass in their hands. The new photos feature our first look at Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston as the other two legs of the love quadrangle at the center of the romantic drama.
Olivia Wilde and “New Girl”‘s Jake Johnson have the leads in the mostly improvised film, as two co-workers at a Chicago brewery who spend their shifts drinking and flirting with the line between friendship and something more, which is complicated by the fact that they both have significant others (Kendrick and Livingston). We haven’t seen the film, but it appears Kendrick and Livingston may get in on the blurring of lines between platonic and something more as well. Oh, alcohol, ruiner of lives and relationships. You’re so great.
“Drinking Buddies” releases on VOD on July 25th and in theaters on August 23rd. Two new stills from the film can be found below.