Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
IMDb plot summary: A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Directed by Leslye Headland. Starring Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Adam Scott, and Amanda Peet.
This is a really lovely romance movie with very likable stars and one of the most beautiful "love revealed" moments I think I've ever seen on screen. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and is by turns funny and touching. I don't pay attention to a lot of romantic comedies, but somebody somewhere had mentioned that this was a surprisingly good entry in the genre, and I have to agree. My only complaint would be that I wasn't sure the happy ending was actually necessary - I would have been almost as happy with the two forever off doing their own thing but better people because of their love and friendship for the other. That is a very minor complaint, though, and I'm certainly not going to deny it was incredibly satisfying to see the two leads actually end up together at the end. Overall, nicely done.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Sleeping With Other People > Punch-Drunk Love
Sleeping With Other People > Argo
Sleeping With Other People < The Holiday
Sleeping With Other People < Kiss Me, Stupid!
Sleeping With Other People < The Secret Garden (1987)
Sleeping With Other People > Reservoir Dogs
Sleeping With Other People < Shall We Dance? (1996)
Sleeping With Other People < The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Sleeping With Other People < Double Indemnity
Sleeping With Other People > 9
Sleeping With Other People < Moonrise Kingdom
Final spot: #563 out of 2417, which seems high, but I had no qualms with the match-ups, so I guess it's accurate.