Two noted philanderers cross paths years after taking each other’s virginity and, despite their intent to remain “just friends,” the pair slowly find themselves falling for each other. You don’t even have to say it: Sleeping With Other People knows it’s a rom-com, but it’s exactly that kind of brash, “this is who I am” attitude that makes the movie worth your time. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s got a great cast: Noted wiseass Jason Sudeikis and “the internet’s girlfriend” Alison Brie play the will they/won’t they couple, alongside a stacked supporting roster including Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Mantzoukas. Our own A.A. Dowd caught it earlier this year at Sundance and said, “Writer-director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) works a strange magic with familiar material, proving how effective this often-maligned genre can be when invested with sincerity, wit, and honesty.” Sleeping With Other People hits Chicago theaters on September 18, but The A.V. Club and IFC Films have an opportunity for you to see it for free on September 10. For your chance to win two passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. As always, seats will be first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done. Fresh, funny, and full of witty insights about modern love, this hilariously heartfelt film “is the rare rom-com that reminds us why we love them so much in the first place” (Time Out New York).”