Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Drinking Buddies

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Drinking Buddies – Opening July 25, 2013

This trailer caught my eye on the IMDB home page because of the cast, and I was far from disappointed by what I saw. I remember Olivia Wilde from her second TV role, which was on “The O.C.” as Alex, who dated both Seth and Marissa. Since then, Wilde starred on “House” for a few years and made a bunch of movies, and she’s rarely had a lead role like this which allows her to do what she does best: play it natural. Jake Johnson is an expert at that with just two years under his belt on “New Girl,” and Anna Kendrick fits that bill as well with memorable supporting roles in “Up in the Air” and “50/50,” among others. And then there’s Ron Livingston, a proven deadpan comedic talent in classic fare like “Office Space,” who has ventured into drama occasionally and here appears to have the most serious part. The concept of this film – work friendships interfering in personal relationships – is an excellent one, something that has been covered before plenty of times but still appeals as a topic. I think this cast is well-equipped to create a relatable, involving experience which produces both laughs and more lasting reactions. The film’s title is much smarter than it sounds, layered so as to reference its characters’ occupation and indicative of a film likely much less intelligent than what this seems to be.

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