Life Partners

December 5th, 2014


Life Partners

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Sasha and Paige's co-dependent friendship is tested as Paige gets serious with a guy for the first time.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.1/10 (982 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Susanna Fogel

Stars: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody

Sasha and Paige's co-dependent friendship is tested as Paige gets serious with a guy for the first time.

Writers: Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz

Leighton Meester - Sasha
Gillian Jacobs - Paige
Gabourey Sidibe - Jen
Beth Dover - Jenn
Abby Elliott - Vanessa
Kate McKinnon - Trace
Adam Brody - Tim
Mark Feuerstein - Casey
Elizabeth Ho - Valerie
Greer Grammer - Mia
Jaime Reichner - Hostess
Julie White - Deborah
Matty Cardarople - Clerk (as Matthew Cardarople)
Monte Markham - Ken
Anne O'Shea - Nora

Taglines: One guy can ruin the perfect relationship.


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 6 November 2014

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?

Kristen Bell was originally attached to play Sasha and was forced to drop out after she became pregnant. She was slated to be replaced by Evan Rachel Wood until she became pregnant and dropped out of the role as well. See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

See this movie! I thought I was suffering burnout from ROMCOM's until "Life Partners" reinvigorated the genre with a modern take. If you enjoy "Modern Family", you will enjoy this. It is a story of 29 yr old best friends, one straight, one lesbian & what happens when one, inevitability finds love first. I'm all too familiar with this concept, having had roommates who moved on ahead of me. For one, the 24/7 benefits of support changes only in gender, & for the other, life becomes a temporary vacuum.

Leighton Meester looks like a young Winona Ryder & plays the more interesting character. That said, the two main characters really sell the friendship with very real, well written dialog performed with mercurial back and forth. The movie is hilarious & showcases dramatic personality conflicts in the dating world and outside the best friend relationship. I liked that it didn't focus on the stereotypes of lesbian & straight dating so much as the commonalities. In truth, the experiences deal with more similar issues than unique.

Each character undergoes a positive transformation in their life which most will identify with as a part of maturation. This in no way is to suggest the movie is too serious. Most of the movie is pure fun as you date vicariously through the characters, privy to their pet peeves & post- date autopsies. The movie captures the finer parts of the twenties & is surprisingly gender neutral in it's appeal. I highly recommend it as a fresh story about familiar topics for anyone in their twenties, or just wants to relive them, while having a great time. Excellent movie! I rate it 8/10 stars for the script, the actresses, the believability & ability to engage men & women alike.

Knox D. Alford, III


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