High school guidance counsellor and librarian Jeff and Anne are perennially unlucky in love. Jeff (The Mindy Project’s Adam Pally) has given up on the world of dating and never quite living up to his dating profile. Anne (How to Get Away with Murder’s Sarah Burns) has been out of commission for so long that she has officially become celibate.
As the last two single friends in their circle, everyone believes that Jeff and Anne make a match, an idea that has not been entertained by either of them. Pally and Burns’ characters bounce off each other well, both awkward and uncomfortable best friends trying to find their way in the harsh world of relationships and dating.
Over their summer vacation Jeff and Anne take a trip on the wild side and decide that the best way to get the results they are looking for is to become everything they are not. Hilarity ensures as Jeff and Anne get exactly what they were hoping for, with all the sex and alcohol-fuelled fun you would expect, although the changes they make soon become so drastic that there is little left of who they were before.
The movie is full of laughs and is downright cringe worthy and sure to spark a bad dating experience memory in all of us. The lead cast are well supported by Mary Gill (The Mindy Project) and Reid Scott (The Big C) who play the objects of Jeff and Anne’s affections and the unfortunate test subjects in their journey of discovery.
Whilst it might not be a large budget film or boast any Hollywood heavyweights, the large amounts of improv in the film and hilarious cameos by Bobby Moynihan and Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live fame means it’s definitely worth checking this flick out if you’re in the mood for a few laughs that you don’t have to think too much about.
Reviewed by Cassandra Holmes
Rating out of 10: 6
Awkward Sexy People will be released on DVD on 28 July 2016.