Life Partners DVD

This unassuming relationship comedy from novice writer/director Susanna Fogel could have gone either way, but thanks to a perfectly cast Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) as the co-leads, she ended up with a charming, if light, take on best friends navigating relationships in their late 20’s.

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Meester plays Sasha a struggling musician/receptionist in and out of relationships and Jacobs plays Paige, her straight best friend thriving as an environmental lawyer who falls in love. The romance challenges their relationship, but thanks to some fun writing, Life Partners manages to take a cliché set up and turn it into a rather enjoyable comedy.

Life Partners/93 mins./Magnolia/2015

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