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    Review: Secret Attraction Brews in Joe Swanberg's Funny and Sharply Observed 'Drinking Buddies'

    Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies,” which hits theaters August 23, is a portrait of individuals navigating the slippery slope of relationships, both romantic and platonic, and quietly, often hilariously nodding to the unspoken intersection of the two.

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    TV Mavens, Check Out 'The Writers' Room,' Hosted by Jim Rash (VIDEO PREVIEW)

    This is my idea of a good time: a smart TV series about my fave TV shows and the writers who write them. So far I've seen three half-hour episodes (presented by The Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly). Each show features Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash ("The Descendants")-- who also acts ...

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    Exclusive: Jake Johnson & Olivia Wilde Get Close In Clip From 'Drinking Buddies'

    Scanning the listings for what's playing at a theater near you and coming up empty? Well, you might want to fire up your VOD options as one of the best movies this summer is now available to watch in your own home. Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" is now ready to be ordered from a digital outlet of...

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    VODetails: 'Drinking Buddies'

    Joe Swanberg takes mumblecore mainstream with Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick

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    Trailer Watch: Wilde, Johnson, Kendrick and Livingston Star in Joe Swanberg's Smart, Sexy 'Drinking Buddies'

    The first trailer for Joe Swanberg's observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies" has arrived. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as flirtatious best friends and craft brewery co-workers; they're both in relationships (with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick, respectively), but the playful attract...

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    Watch Olivia Wilde Drink Her Way Through a Winning Trailer For Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    One of this year's SXSW standouts, Joe Swanberg's first foray into celeb-fronted fare "Drinking Buddies," has dropped its first trailer ahead of its August 23rd release.

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    Watch: New Trailer For Joe Swanberg's Dramedy 'Drinking Buddies' Starring Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson

    Marking a massive shift for mumblecore director Joe Swanberg, in that it looks like he has an actual budget and is working with people you've heard of, the real pleasant surprise around the upcoming "Drinking Buddies" is that it's actually just a plain, good movie. Catching it at SXSW, we said that ...

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    Tribeca Review: ‘The Pretty One’ Is A Sweet Fairy Tale Of Identity Lost Then Found

    There are movies about twins and there are movies about switching identities and there is “The Pretty One,” which uses both conceits for its tale of self and lack thereof. And to be fair, the premise of this quirky Tribeca comedic drama -- that’s ultimately much more affecting and genuinely melancho...

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    Magnolia Snaps Up Joe Swanberg's SXSW Hit 'Drinking Buddies'

    Magnolia Pictures has taken North American rights to Joe Swanberg's hilarious and sharply observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies," which had its premiere at SXSW on March 9.

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    SXSW Review: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson Have Crazy Chemistry In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    With the rise of digital filmmaking in the last decade, a new wave of DIY "mumblecore" filmmakers have risen up through the ranks. While initially many of these films were loose and unpolished, they are now are becoming more refined with many of these directors and actors now having basically integr...

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