Sleeping with Other PeopleAbout the Film
Back in college, Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) were each other’s firsts, but they certainly weren’t each other’s lasts. When they meet again, 12 years later, it’s at a support group for sex addicts. The intervening years have seen plenty of partners, but no meaningful connections. Despite mutual attraction, the bantering pair vows to keep things platonic as they work through their issues, sleeping with other people—and sharing the sordid details—while denying the possibility that they might just be perfect for one another. Writer/director Leslye Headland has crafted a smart, subversive, and sharply funny take on the screwball romantic comedy, a contemporary update of When Harry Met Sally…. Brie and Sudeikis bring nuance to their roles, revealing an emotional honesty at the core of their humor, while supporting turns from Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Mantzoukas impress.
Leslye Headland in attendance