Drinking Buddies: A Cinematic Guide to Being a Hipster
I’m going to start off this list by saying I genuinely loved Drinking Buddies. I’m a sucker for indie actors and complicated relationships. Watching people on screen play out the countless awkward relationship moments we have all been involved in is on some level therapeutic. Drinking Buddies has one of the most true to life scenes between two people that have no idea how to handle their romantic tension I have ever seen and from that moment I was hooked.
That being said, I noticed a few things in this 90 minute dramedy…everything is so freaking hipster. It’s oozing with hipster juices. And before you all start ripping me a new one let me say something, we are all hipsters sometimes. Plenty of us have liked a band before they were “big” or have worn our fair share of shirts with bicycles or played into that whole mustache thing. However, this movie kind of takes the cake. Don’t believe me? Here are 10 reasons why Drinking Buddies is a cinematic guide to being a hipster.
1. THEY WORK IN A BREWERY
No, not every person that works in a brewery is a hipster but it’s so obvious from every artsy shot that it’s not a Budweiser factory. Things are very minimalist and Olivia Wilde’s character pretty much holds the fort down all on her very own.
Here’s another artistic shot for you.
Yep, Jake Johnson has one. And never is without it. Anna Kendrick at one point even comments on how she thought it was going to turn out “too hipster.” Well Ms. Kendrick I think it just might have.
Do I need to get into this freaking hat that never leaves his head either??!?!
Every hipster has to have their Ray-Bans or at least some version of sunglasses that resemble them. I know I do! But seriously, Olivia Wilde’s sunglasses are in nearly every shot and if they aren’t actually on her head you can see them off in the corner.
This mostly happens while she is indoors I might add.
In her office…
Yeah I went there. Check out that bag too. What she’s wearing also brings me to number 5…
Moments later in this scene she rips it from her neck. It was even too much hipster for her.
6. MORE SUNGLASSES
While playing pool…
While at lunch…
In the office…again…
But not just any books, ART HISTORY BOOKS! Many of them, on big books shelves! Yes, I’m a dick…
An old classic.
9. EVEN MORE SUNGLASSES
Okay, okay! I cheated. But c’mon there are so many sunglasses! Such as above when she shows up to work hungover.
While sneaking around corners…
And I had to finish with one of her looking cool again in her office.
10. DIRTY FEET
This may not be a hipster move, or is it? BUT I just had to put this picture in here. WTF?
There ya have it! So if you only paid attention to this list you’d be thinking Drinking Buddies consisted of Olivia Wilde in sunglasses and the same tank tops for 90 minutes. What you wouldn’t realize is that when she isn’t in those things she has her trusty hood!
But honestly the film really does something quite special. For anyone who has ever been in a friendship where the lines get blurry and you’re not sure how to act this movie is for you. I’m sure working in a brewery with a constant flow of beer certainly helps clear everything up.