Sleeping With Other People is the forthcoming rom-com from writer and director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette), and stars Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as two recovering sex addicts who attempt to mount a platonic relationship with one another while in recovery. Such a goal is predictably challenged, however, by the two characters’ intimate history with one another, in addition to their own proclivity for engaging in less than chaste activities between the sheets.
Headland’s latest should be pruriently entertaining for anyone who enjoys a good sex comedy romp (as evidenced in the first official trailer); based on the new red-band trailer (see above) Sudeikis and Brie look to possess the chemistry with one another to pull the whole thing off, too.
The naughty humor and general bad behavior featured initially in the above preview is supplemented with some choice gynecological jokes and explicit allusions to coital longings (so as to necessitate the censorious red-band banner). Supported by a fully-rounded out cast of comic heavyweights – including Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Brody, and Amanda Peet – Headland looks set to release a sophomore-outing to rival the rambunctious uncouthness of her feature debut, with Bachelorette.
With a cast headed by Sudeikis (fresh off the success of the twin comedy crowd-pleasers Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers) and Brie (likewise familiar with playing for laughs on the big screen in The Five-Year Engagement and The LEGO Movie), Sleeping With Other People shouldn’t have much trouble selling its premise. Sudeikis and Brie ooze a charm that’s infectious, and that which exudes into every scene depicted in the trailers.
In what has been referred to by Headland as “When Harry Met Sally for A-holes,” the forthcoming sex comedy looks to be every bit as irreverently immodest as advertised. If what we’ve seen so far serves as any indication of the finished product’s merits. Whether or not you’re are a fan of the films of Nora Ephron, Sleeping With Other People shares more than a passing resemblance to the modern rom-com film genre previously established by the former filmmaker… though Sleepless in Seattle it is not.
Sleeping With Other People will begin its theatrical release in the U.S. on September 11th, 2015.
Source: Zero Media