The 'Sleeping With Other People' Trailer Is A Predictable Story. Here Are 5 Potential Unpredictable Endings.

Straight members of the opposite sex become friends. What could possibly happen?

Sleeping with Other People offers a spin on a relatively tired idea in romcom movies: can two friends of the opposite sex maintain a platonic relationship without sex and/or feelings getting in the way? When Harry Met Sally is widely considered to be the crown jewel when it comes to toying with that question in film, and many have tried to replicate its humorous and sweet approach since 1989. Now comes the trailer for Sleeping with Other People, which as its differentiator offers up two sex addicts who lost their virginity to each other 12 years prior to the events of the film.

SNL alum Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie of Community and Mad Men fame co-star, with a strong supporting cast that includes Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott and Natasha Lyonne. After Jake (Sudeikis) and Lainey (Brie) reconnect at a sex addicts meeting (sure, OK), they instantly have a spark but decide to be friends given their respective predilections for straying outside the confines of their relationships. As the trailer stops just barely shy of revealing, they probably struggle with their feelings, hurt one another in some way, then finally admit their love for one another and get together.

As funny as it looks, and talented as the cast is, it's beyond predictable. But what if it wasn't? Let's play with some less-than-predictable endings that would make the movie way more fresh than it currently appears.


After they inevitably have sex for the first time, Jake suggests making a sex tape. It leaks, Lainey dumps him.

Hey, it fits the profile of a couple sex addicts. Then the movie just ends after the breakup, because that's never happened.

Confusion over which Ben & Jerry's flavors they're eating leads to severe allergic reactions. Both tragically die.

It's a modern modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

They sail the world together and both fall in love with other people somewhere off the coast of Croatia.

It could happen?

They grow old together. Like, the film is actually 50 years long and documents the whole thing.

Sorry, Boyhood. Talk about revolutionary filmmaking.

They go on a 72-hour bender to forget the issue at hand and nothing gets solved.

It's a tequila night/day/three days.

Watch the full trailer below:

Happily ever after!

Cover image: IFC Films via YouTube


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