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16 Reasons Why You Should Rent Drinking Buddies Tonight

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | July 25, 2013 |

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | July 25, 2013 |

Drinking Buddies, which was one of our very favorite movies from the SXSW Film Festival this year, was released on VOD, iTunes, etc. today meaning that if you’re at home reading this you could watch it right now. Lucky you. I wish I were seeing it for the first time. The delightfully low-key movie not only features two actors from this year’s Pajiba 10, but it’s one of the very best works of improvisation I’ve ever seen. That’s right. No script folks. That dialogue is 100% generated by the actors. At SXSW this year, Jake Johnson described the process as “controlled chaos.” The result is a refreshingly naturalistic representation of young(ish) adulthood and the fluid line between close friendship and something more. All the lead players are charming as hell and the film is just the perfect blend of brainy, emotional honesty and sloppy drunken fun. In short, it was made just for you, Pajibans. Knock it back tonight. I insist.

Because This Unreasonably Attractive Cast Spends Half The Movie Being Sweatily Disheveled

Because It Was Put Together By Some Goddamn Professionals

Because You Can Consider Your Viewing A Subtle Tribute To Jason Sudeikis’ Official Departure From “SNL”

Because Of That Time Anna Kendrick Accidentally Got Drunk During Filming

And It’s This Scene Right Here And You Can Totally Tell

Because Somehow, Against All Odds, These Two Look Great In Even The Worst Hipster Clothing And Terrible Depression Beards

Because You’ll Wonder Why All Of Your Hikes Don’t End With Wine

Because It Will make You Feel Marginally Better About Your Own Drinking Habits…Marginally

Because Jake Johnson May Be Funny, But He’s No Joke. This Is Another Knock-Out Performance In The Vein Of Safety Not Guaranteed

Because…Well…She’s On Our Pajiba 10 For A Reason

Because, Dear God, Why Wasn’t She On Our Pajiba 10?

Because Of Jake Johnson’s Filthy Feet

Because Ron Livingston Isn’t In This Movie Enough, But A Little Livingston Goes A Long Way

Because Director Joe Swanberg Says He Drew His Inspiration From Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice…Which Is A Great Flick

Because You Can’t Fake This Kind Of Chemistry

Because We’ve All Done Stupid, Drunken Things But We Rarely Look As Good Doing It

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