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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.

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Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as two romantic failures whose years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage have led them to swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic. But can love still bloom while you're sleeping with other people? Writer/director Leslye Headland's (Bachelorette) sexy romantic comedy co-stars Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, and Natasha Lyonne. (C) IFC

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Remy Nozik
as George
Michael G. Delaney
as Jake's Lawyer
Adam Scott
as Matthew
Brian Berrebbi
as Sobvechik's Lawyer
Jeff Mantel
as Detective
Mitchell Green
as Police Officer
Austin Ku-Pho
as Pho Grand Waiter
Jamil Mena
as Big Dude
Carlo Alban
as Microcenter Employee
Austin Ku
as Pho Grand Waiter
Billy Eichner
as SLAA Speaker
Michael Cyril Creighton
as Attentive Waiter
Charles Cain
as Helmet Kid
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Critic Reviews for Sleeping with Other People

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (35)

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?

January 1, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

January 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

December 31, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[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.

November 4, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Smart, funny, sexy and very frank.

October 28, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Writer-director Leslye Headland has made a film that is saucy and sweet, for the boys and for the girls -- an R-rated Seinfeld, not that there's anything wrong with that.

October 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I feel like I wasted my time on this one. Extremely b grade, and not in a good way.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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