Jake dates a lot of women and he cheated on his latest girlfriend to end the relationship rather than say this isn’t working. Lainey and Jake knew each other in college and they meet again years later. Lainey has cheated on her boyfriends with an on again off again fling Matthew. Lainey and Jake decide to be friends only and they talk to each other about other relationships. This continues until Lainey decides even this isn’t working and she moves away.
There isn’t anything new in this film and you could easily watch while doing tasks you don’t partially like!! Ironing, reading a bad novel or magazine, washing your hair, cooking a bland and unmemorable meal!! It took a lot of fortitude for me to finish this film. I wanted to turn it off within a few minutes but I had some boring tasks I could do. A lot of the humor is very crude and not funny at all. 2* (I didn’t like this movie)
101 min, Comedy directed by Leslye Headland with Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carolos, Margarita Levieva, Adam Brody, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Margaret Odette, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne.
Note: Imdb 6.5 out of 10, 63% critic 56% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 3.8* out of 5* with 283 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in New York City. Alison Brie had the role of Trudy Campbell, Pete Campbell’s wife in the Mad Men series. Jason Sudeikis has been on Saturday Night Live and in Horrible Bosses.
Special Note: Filmed in Atlanta and Stockbridge, Georgia. Director Michael Polish is married to Kate Bosworth and this is their fourth film together. They met during the filming of Big Sur of 2013. The book this film is based on has been translated into 46 different languages and has sold seven million copies. Does this mean the book is a LOT better than the movie??