I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for rom-coms. Nothing warms my heart more than when the protagonist finally realizes that their true love was right in front of them the whole time.
But after so many scenes of kissing in the rain, I’ve realized that life isn’t always a movie. Seriously, when was the last time you saw someone sprint through the airport just to confess their love before the plane takes off?
But coming across Drinking Buddies—a 2013 American comedy-drama starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson—ignited a spark and renewed my passion for the romance genre. Straying away from the typical cliches of a romantic comedy, the film explores the complex dynamics behind relationships in a way that feels like real life. And it’s still refreshing almost a decade later!
Real romance can be messy, annoying, and exhausting. So if you’re looking for a movie that depicts that reality, Plex has you covered. Drinking Buddies is currently streaming for free on Plex TV, along with an incredible catalog of 210 FREE live TV channels and over 50,000 FREE on-demand movies.
Starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson as flirtatious co-workers at a Chicago brewery, Drinking Buddies follows the two on a weekend getaway with their respective partners, Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick. It’s a movie about relationships, not booze—although there’s plenty of it. Beer blurs the lines between friends and ‘more than friends’, leaving the four to wonder who truly belongs together and who doesn’t.
With the film’s dialogue largely being improvised, conversations feel genuine like they would in real life. Plus, the beer is real too! So yes, they got drunk on set. It doesn’t get more realistic than that. All in all, the film offers an honest snapshot of life that’s not typically found in a rom-com. And that’s worth a watch! Luckily for you, the film is currently available to stream on Plex in the United States.
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