Jake decides to move on and asks his boss Paula on a date. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done. This is not so easy, as all romantic comedies also tell us. Thank heavens for chemistry; Sudeikis and Brie make this somewhat relatable movie work. One of the movie's most memorable scenes is also its most far-fetched as Jake teaches Lainey how to properly masturbate, using a bottle of green tea would someone attending sex addict seminars not already know this? Jake learns that Lainey is going to re-enroll in medical school and possibly move to Michigan.
Do you think it seems sensible? But they're dedicated to maintaining their platonic relationship at all costs, even if it means ignoring their obvious attraction, because neither wants to risk losing a good friend. It's clear their attraction is still growing, but it's less clear whether they'll ever act on those feelings. Jake and Lainey have each destroyed every relationship they've ever had because they have trouble with monogamy -- he sleeps with just about anyone, while she's been having an affair for years with a married doctor. Why do they decide not to sleep with each other? On July 2, Sudeikis and Brie were spotted filming a scene. He learns that Lainey was there in order to lose her virginity to her T. Lainey learns that Matt, who she has been having an off-and-on-again relationship with, is now a doctor. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie.
Jake and Lainey have been consistently unfaithful to their respective romantic partners. I pulled over and just kept crying. Is it that I feel guilty? Characters talk a lot about sex, and there are several long, suggestive sex scenes -- and plenty of women in their underwear -- but no actual graphic nudity. . There's not a phrase of judgment or slut-shaming to be found in this film about serial cheaters, nor is any discussion muted about sexual content. Lainey eventually realizes that Jake is also a virgin, and the two lose their virginity to each other.
How does that decision underpin their friendship? On the advice of her therapist she attends a sex addicts meeting, where she runs into Jake, who is there because of his inability to commit. Of all places, Jake and Lainey reconnect years later outside of a sex addiction meeting, and with their shared problems they begin a friendship that becomes strictly platonic. Advertisement As the member of the movie couple that has to face her darkness more head-on, Lainey is a breakout role for Brie previously more noted on the silver screen for supporting roles. Several graphic verbal descriptions of various sexual activities. Lainey moves to Michigan and Jake devotes himself to Paula. And then there's the gendered one-sidedness of Jake and Lainey's dynamic: He finds himself by continuing to sleep with many women, while her path through means steering clear of most everyone. Some time later, Matt is suing Jake for emotional distress and refuses every settlement he offers.
After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Parents need to know that Sleeping with Other People is a romcom that's heavy on sexual content. What's less realistic is how convoluted the situations that Jake and Lainey find themselves in are. After leaving his office Lainey meets with Jake and the two rush off to be married. After their nights out Jake and Lainey spend the night together where they realize that they are both in love with one another, however they do nothing about it.
After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. The film was released in the United States on September 11, 2015, in a by. Becoming the temptation to Lainey that she's always needed nonetheless, Matthew shows the length of empathy that this movie has for cheaters —it believes in those who are trying to work on their issues, but it sees those who are stuck in the harmful lies as tragic. And when the story needs it, he can be the hero, becoming a stereotypical macho man that will fight on behalf of a girl. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert.
On February 6, 2015, had acquired distribution rights to the film. Jake is the one who gets Headland's conceits, adding to his perfectly imperfect construction. The film had its European premiere at the on June 18, 2015. Is it that I'm in love with him? Lainey goes to see him and tells him she will tell his wife about them if he does not drop the case. Is it that I'm doing something I don't want to do? The whole plot revolves around serial infidelity and ultimately breaking that pattern.
The main characters agree not to sleep together, despite their obvious attraction, but both engage in plenty of sex with others; several scenes show them in bed and other locations , moving, grunting, and eventually falling down exhausted. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. He's quick with flirty repartee, but doesn't have an overbearing or slimy nature. While high, a character takes off her shirt, revealing a red bikini top, and tries to get children to join her in an uninhibited dance. A date with Chris leads Lainey to run into Matt and his now-pregnant wife. A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Scott gives a straight-faced darkness to this character, which is only broken at the end by some unfortunate close-ups that turn a scarring expression into a redundant one. Opening in theaters September 11th. For research purposes she attended sexual addiction meetings as well as read many books about the subject, including Your Brain on Sex and the relationship addiction book Leaving the Enchanted Forrest. Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Mantzoukas co-star. It's a smooth variation on the type of tale we've heard before, but especially with characters like these, it can still have something new to say.
The two hang out more and eventually become best friends. Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? Years later, Lainey breaks up with her long-term boyfriend Sam after telling him she has been cheating on him. She schedules an appointment with Matt to end their affair; he agrees and tells her that he is engaged, but they end up having sex. Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? On , the film has a rating of 63% based on 120 reviews, with an average rating of 6. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.