Joe Swanberg‘s Drinking Buddies seems to be a romantic quadrangle with two pretty corners and two beardy ones. More surprisingly, it seems to have a certain amount of polish, thanks in no smalls part to Beasts of the Southern Wild cinematographer Ben Richardson.
The microbrewery milieu is intriguing too. Finally something to double bill with Strange Brew once you’re finally sick of The Lion King.
Well, everybody came out of that looking pretty good, I think. Here’s hoping that Swanberg has found a little more shape, perhaps even purpose, than in some of his earlier, sketchier films. Reviews have certainly been good.