Sleeping With Other People opens in 2002. We're introduced to an enraged Lainey (Alison Brie) knocking away at the door of an aspiring doctor, Matthew (Adam Scott). Despite all her best efforts, he won't let her in. Because of this situation, she meets Jake (Jason Sudeikis), and after spending the night chatting on the rooftop of a college building, the two loose their virginity to each other. Cut ahead 13 years and the two run into each other for the first time since that well remembered night. They're both in a sex meeting trying to deal with their commitment problems. The two start to hang out for a little bit, and before you know it, they're best friends. Best friends who are doing their best to stay friends. No sex for them. They're just two people, hanging out, talking about their sex life, but never actually having sex with each other. Yes, it plays out just how you'd expect.
Jason Sudekis and Alison Brie are great, and the two have some excellent chemistry. While neither of their characters start out overly likeable, thanks to their witty and energetic performances, the characters grow on you. They gradually become more and more charming as the film goes on, and by the time the final credits role, I legitimately cared about them. They were interesting people and they made the somewhat sludgy journey worthwhile, although this is the type of film I'd watch once and never again. It doesn't have any rewatchability to it, unfortunately.
To sum up, Sleeping With Other People contains just about every single cliché you'd expect a movie like this to have, but it manages to throw in some serious charm and humour, resulting in a surprisingly decent movie.