“Sleeping With Other People”: A rom-com that doesn’t cheat on honesty or laughs

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“Sleeping With Other People” opens Friday at Star Cinema. R, 1:35, three stars out of four.

“Sleeping With Other People” is a love letter to New York romantic comedies, or at least a well-crafted sext. Writer-director Leslye Headland previously made the delightfully mean “Bachelorette,” where underneath several layers of nasty behavior hid a rather earnest ode to female friendship.

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Sundance Film Festival: “Sleeping With Other People” doesn’t cheat on honesty or laughs

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Everybody’s talking about the bottle scene.

In a Sundance Film Festival where we’ve had a gymnastic sex scene (“The Bronze”) and a James Marsden-Jack Black coupling (“The D Train”), the raunchy scene that seems to be topping them all is in Leslye Headland’s “Sleeping With Other People.”

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