Drinking Buddies

Synopsis: Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Joe Swanberg
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min



One, two, three, four

Ooh, ooh

Ooh, ooh

Ooh, ooh

Ooh, ooh

Lady Luck, she is lovely

Lady Luck, she is free

But I wish sometimes

that Lady Luck

She would find some time

to spend with me

Lady Luck, she is lovely

Lady Luck, she is free

But I wish sometimes

that Lady Luck

When it comes to weddings,

you want something that you know

most people are gonna like,

gets everyone

sufficiently drunk,

no fights between the families.

Can I see the ring?


Oh, my God.


Wow, that's beautiful.

That's great.

What'd you do wrong?

It's just the beginning

But I feel the end is near

I look around

And I don't feel like myself

Tell me please,

tell me please

Is it my mind

Or is it my health?

What's up, guys?

Stop working so hard.

I don't want you guys

to strain yourselves.

Oh, okay, thank you, Kate.

It crushed a can

like I've never seen.

It was... it was insane.


Yeah, come in!

If that thing is, like,

a piece of shit...

Hey, um,

how is the planning going

for the anniversary party?



Yep. All set.

Good or great?

Really great.

Oh, oh, okay.

And you're gonna hate this.

Will you call the distributors,

each one individually,

and speak to someone there

and make sure that they know

they're invited?

You're, like, you know,

the face and voice

of this brewery, so...


You know, they need

to make a connection with you,

and that way, you know...

I know it's a little political,

but if you did that for me,

it would make me

very, very, very happy.

Sure thing. Yep, sure.

I'll get on that.

All right.

Oh, oh, um...


That's it. That's it.

Okay, thanks.

Okay, all right.

Hey, what are you,

running through the warehouse?

I have to go make

so many phone calls.

Can I make beer instead,

and you go make phone calls?

Uh, no, no.


how are the eyes?

They're... they're good,

despite boiling wort

being thrown into them.

Well, look,

I apologize about that.

It's good.

I've been baptized.

See ya.


Yes, yes.


Okay, Tom, I have to go.

Yep, I'll see you there.

Okay, thank you.




I've got some food for Kate.

That is me.

If you could

just sign this guy for me.


Thank you.



Hey, do you have a fridge?

Do I have a fridge?

'Cause you can

have a magnet.

A magnet, ooh.


I love Revolution Brewing.

I really do.

Thank you!

Thank you.

We love you too.


I love you too.






Oh, we smell so bad!


Look at this,

some Greek salad?

Eat it.

I fucking hate it.

It's disgusting.

I'm trying not to get scurvy.


Come on, not my fucking beer!

Oh, that's an expert

beer-tasting technique.

Enjoy your fries.

I'm still gonna eat.

That doesn't...

that doesn't do anything.

That doesn't do anything to me.

Come out

drinking with us tonight.

Okay, yeah.

You're in?




They go,

"Oh, my name... my name is Jim.

This is my wife, Carol. "

You went... "Oh, this is Carol.

that's my"...

You don't need to know

their names.

But so this guy comes up

to me,

and I know

he's gonna f*ck with us.

And so in my head, I think

about what my mother said,

and I have the vision,

like from, you know,

the voice of God.

This guy's name is Chris Cook.

And so I go,

"Hey, man, you're Chris Cook. "

That's not a Korean name,


No, he's not...

this is not the Korean.

I thought

that it just didn't work.

No, the guy's name was...

Where did you get Chris Cook?

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Joe Swanberg

Joe Swanberg (born August 31, 1981) is an American independent film director, producer, writer, and actor. Known for micro-budget films which make extensive use of improvisation, Swanberg is considered a major figure in the mumblecore film movement. His films often focus on relationships, sex, technology, and the filmmaking process. more…

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