Choosing a movie – for me – is a difficult thing. I tend to choose the ones that feature people I like. In this case, Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick.
Kate and Luke are adorable. They really are. They both work in a tiny brewery, spending days surrounded by machinery and paperwork and the hipsteriest of patrons. They talk, they joke, they are generally a perfect couple.
Except they aren’t a couple – they are both in relationships.
This film is, at its heart, a character study. The actors improvised every line in the movie – they were given only the outcome and situation – and as a result, every scene feels just a little awkward and lost; pretty much the way it would feel if one were living the events instead of just watching.
Kate and Luke, along with their companions, end up on a weekend getaway at a secluded cabin. As Playboy mansion as that situation may sound, it becomes the beginning of a chain of events that I became (kind of embarrassingly) invested in.
I don’t know that this is much of a date/couple movie, but it was engaging and real, and I think everyone who has ever been in a relationship can relate to it.
Plus, it made me want to go work in a brewery.