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Drinking Buddies

August 23, 2013

directed by Joe Swanberg, 2013

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With Drinking Buddies registering as writer-director Joe Swanberg’s bid for mainstream accessibility, one might go into it understandably worried that this divisive filmmaker would be compromising his vision in order to attract a wider audience. But there has always been a bracingly painful truthfulness to his films that makes each of them at least partially insightful about such subjects as stunted male maturity, as in Uncle Kent (2011), and the universal search for meaning in life, as in last year’s All the Light in Sky. Thankfully, this latest directorial effort, his 15th, is no different, even with a more high-profile cast than he’s worked with previously.

Read full review at In Review Online

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