“Sleeping with Other People,” does fall back on some of the same conventions of the genre, but with some great jokes, a great cast and a few surprising touches, the movie succeeds at overcoming those pitfalls.
This is a comedy that teaches to forgive, and some audience members will disagree with it. But if you’re the kind of person who can sidestep the political dance, you’ll come back to this movie more than once, and you’ll like it more each time.
The FBI has warned that consumption of this documentary by film students may induce new symptoms such as wanting to make another gangster film that adds nothing to the genre and doesn’t do anything “The Departed” did more meaningfully.
And so we see a difference in ideology between these two directors. Joon-ho has taken us forward and backwards, only to abandon the two altogether and move outside. Mundruczo has taken us up and down and then back up to see the world with newfound awareness.
It’s the black of night, and a lone car is stopped by American soldiers at the border of Germany after the liberation of the concentration camps. The young soldier peers inside and sees a tall, wise Jewish woman driving. In the passenger seat sits a woman with bandages wrapped around her face.