What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Drinking Buddies centers on co-workers at a Chicago brewery who are wondering whether they should be more than "just friends," despite the fact that both are involved with other people. Unsurprisingly (considering the title), there's lots of drinking -- at work, after work, on weekends, at parties, and pretty much any other time -- frequently to the point of drunkenness. There's also plenty of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and more), a glimpse of a naked woman before she runs into a lake to skinny dip, suggested sex, and some smoking.
- Families can talk about how the movie presents drinking. Do you think the characters drink too much? Does their behavior seem realistic/believable? Are there consequences for what they do?
- Do you think Luke and Kate should get together? Why or why not? Does your answer to this question change during the course of the film?