(Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, et al / DVD / R / 2015 / Magnolia Home Entertainment)
Overview: At 29, the most long-term relationship Sasha (LEIGHTON MEESTER) and Paige (GILLIAN JACOBS) have ever been in is with each other, using their co-dependent friendship as an excuse not to venture out into the dating world alone. But when Paige meets Tim (ADAM BRODY) and starts to get serious for the first time, the nature of their friendship begins to shift.
DVD Verdict: 'Life Partners,' directed by Susanna Fogel tells the story of Sasha (Leighton Meester) who is best friends with Paige (Gillian Jacobs). Sasha is a lesbian, and Paige is straight. Neither of them has a problem with this because there's no romantic interest between them; but lots of love.
Enter Tim (Adam Brody) who falls in love with Paige. Oh, and you are into "in-jokes<" well this one's a doozy, because in real life, Brody is actually married to Meester! Anyway, Tim and Paige are engaged and living together. The movie takes a strange turn at this point when Paige backs into a neighbor's car. She refuses to take responsibility, which bothers Tim. This theme apparently was required to fill out a 95-minute movie. The whole business was trivial though if you ask me, sorry.
The real theme, in my humble opinion, was the inevitable break between Sasha and Paige. The theme of female friendship being broken when men become involved is old - think of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. It may be old, but it still resonates. I think that's what this movie really was about and it's certainly a theme worth exploring. Nice acting, nice plot, bouncy, fun script, all come together to make this a feel-good flick for that Sunday afternoon when you can't think what to do next. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Behind The Scenes: Cast & Characters
Behind The Scenes: Production & Costume Design
AXS TV: A Look At Life Partners