Thursday, September 17, 2015
Sleeping with Other People Review - 2 Stars
Alison Brie made an impression as Pete Campbell’s wife Trudy on AMC’s “Mad Men.” She went on to develop her comic talent on NBC’s “Community.” I think she has talent but I’m not sure “Sleeping With Other People” makes the best use of it. Brie plays a woman with commitment issues. When a romance gets serious she sleeps with someone else. Her problems begin in college when dorm counselor Adam Scott strings her along. Throwing a fit outside his room, Brie gets comfort from Jason Sudeikis and the couple of wind up the night losing their virginity to each other. Twelve years later they meet again at a sex addiction meeting. Vowing to remain friends and avoid sex they share their problems over the course of the next hour and a half. You can guess the rest. Anyone who loved “When harry met Sally” will watch this with a mix of boredom and disappointment. One particular plot development pairs Sudeikis with executive Amanda Peet, a divorced mother with a young son. Peet’s character is smart and attractive. Sudeikis’ relationship with her son warms your heart. They’re so good together that ultimate conclusion left me disappointed. Natasha Lyonne adds spice in a cameo and Jason Mantzoukas and Andrea Savage work in a lot of laughs as married friends. Adam Scott makes a proper villain, as he continues to use Brie as an adult. Does it deliver what it promises? Romantic Comedy sometimes lacking in both. Is it entertaining? A weak copy of “When Harry Met Sally.” Is it worth the price of admission? Only in a pinch.