Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MINI-REVIEW: Life Partners

Life Partners

Leighton Meester,
Gillian Jacobs


November 6, 2014 (VOD)
December 5, 2014 (LIMITED)

Susanna Fogel

Magnolia Pictures

1 hour 33 minutes



When two people have great chemistry together, it's hard to see them fall away from each other due to differing life situations.  Take, for example, Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs' characters in the indie "Life Partners."  Meester and Jacobs are best friends who love to hang out with one another, despite their differing sexual preferences.  When Jacobs' character meets a man played by Adam Brody, their friendship soon begins to take a turn for the worst, and their relationship together soon fades into oblivion.  This was a movie that I watched without really expecting anything great from, and to my surprise, I found it to be funny, heartfelt, and compelling all-around. In addition to the great performances from Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody, this film also manages to be real and authentic in its presentation, as well as give us characters who all have some type of tragic flaw within them.  Sure, some of them might have gotten on the annoying side of the spectrum, plus the movie itself drags a little bit, but it's hard to deny how sweet and charming this is. "Life Partners" is little indie gem that I highly recommend you checking out!

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