They loved it at Sundance, but don’t be fooled. Sleeping with Other People is pure formula. Two early thirtysomethings are floundering through relationships. At one point in their youth, they connected, had a fling and then disappeared from each other’s lives. A reconnection establishes a friendship that each uses to help the other through bad relationships.
Predictably, it turns to love.
That can’t be much of a surprise because the characters played by Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie and their co-stars are predictable as well. From each of their smart, hip and flip besties to the cliche romances they find themselves in, this — wrapped in well-done but predictable dialogue — is awful with a capital A.
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Sleeping with Other People
Director: Leslye Headland
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Amanda Peet, Joran Carlos, Adam Scott, Adam Brody, Natasha Lyonne, Andrea Savage
Mr. Movie rating: 1 star
Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It’s playing at the Carmike 12.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen.
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it’s your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don’t bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.