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Outfest 2014: 'Life Partners'
Outfest 2014: 'Life Partners'

"Life Partners," an astute and funny look at love and courtship in Los Angeles, is the first feature-length film by director Susanna Fogel. She and her writing partner, Joni Lefkowitz, have crafted an ensemble piece with an eminently likeable cast: Sasha (Leighton Meester, "Gossip Girl") is a lesbian slacker, and Paige (Gillian Jacobs, "Community") is a type-A straight woman. The two are slightly codependent best friends who, as their 29th birthdays approach, decide that instead of spending the rest of their lives watching "America's Next Top Model" together on the couch, they need to brave the world of online dating. But while Sasha finds only an...