“Life Partners” isn’t a movie about being gay. So many early viewers got hung up on messages and ideals that they wanted to attach to Meester’s character. It’s not about that. The film is about co-dependence and forcing a friend to serve as an emotional crutch. Jacobs and Meester exist outside of the underlying sexuality that charges their relationship. But, they don’t need to be lesbians to enjoy each other.

Adam Brody shows up to be the standard Y chromosome walking through the picture. He’s OK, but he’s been playing the same character for years now. The direction is admirable, as well as the scripting. That being said, it’s a quiet dramatic comedy about how relationships function within a tight-knit group.

The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is strong for a quiet movie. The 1080p transfer shines in its quiet moments. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track makes due with what is there. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

Release Date: 03/03/2015

[review_summary title=”Summary” summary=”Charming dramatic comedy about a female friendship.” positives=”Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester are extraordinary leads.” negatives=”Not much of an ending.”]

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