Sleeping with Other People

Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? 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. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.


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  • ★★★½ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd

    the best rom-com in forever. first time in so long that i've remembered why that genre was worth missing. the sad thing is that, 20 years ago, this would have been released by a major studio and opened to $15 million. WHAT HAVE WE LET HAPPENED TO OUR NATIONAL TREASURES!?!?

    and kudos to lesley headlund for, among many other things, finding a way to ground jason sudeikis' (not spell-checking that) shtick in something not too far off from reality. and for just, ya know, casting alison brie. alison brie for all of the movies, please.

  • ★★★★ review by loise on Letterboxd

    “are we in love with eachother?”


    “what are we gonna do about it?”


    “what do you want to do?”

    “nothing. there’s nothing to do. i love you for free, lainey.”

    “i love you for free, jake.”

    kill me

  • ★★★★ review by Ryan Francis on Letterboxd

    What a surprise this one was. I figured I'd enjoy it, but not quite as much as I did. The genuine charm, laughs and heart as well as the fantastic leads found here make Sleeping with Other People one of the better romantic comedies I've seen recently.

  • ★★★½ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd

    At a time when studios seem to have all but abandoned rom-coms in favor of stories that better accommodate spandex and dinosaurs, Bachelorette writer-director Leslye Headland delivers a nostalgic sext to the half-forgotten age of films that spanned the distance between meet-cute and marriage.


  • ★★★★½ review by feedingbrett on Letterboxd

    Review In A Nutshell:

    There are some films that just catch you off-guard. There are some films that strike you at the perfect moment. There are some films that reflect a piece of yourself in the characters. There are some films that attract you with its honest and tender touch. There are some films that showcase its influences proudly. There are some films that tap into the greatest potential of its cast. There are some films that wonderfully cherishes and earns its characters. There are some films that leave your heart swelling. There are some films that easily finds that balance of comedy, drama and romance. There are some films that just finds their niche effortlessly. There are some films that feel like a hand on the shoulder or a warm tight embrace. There are some films that would surprisingly hit you as Sleeping with Other People did with me.

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