Straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester) are codependent best friends in their late 20s who have spent the last ten years acting more like wives than friends: they talk to each other on the toilet; they drive each other to the doctor. And as with any good marriage, they're a perfect yin and yang. Until the night Paige meets Tim (Brody). Despite some superficial drawbacks (questionable facial hair, a penchant for quoting the movies everyone quotes), he's the kind of guy you marry. As Paige and Tim's relationship grows, the bond between Paige and Sasha inevitably shifts. Suddenly without a "partner," Sasha is left to examine her own shortcomings and panic about her impending 30th birthday. Passive-aggressive conflict brews in their friendship until the girls must finally confront the question they've been avoiding: can their friendship survive growing up?
Producer Jordana Mollick had this to say in a statement about Magnolia picking up the film.
Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles had this to say in his statement.
Life Partners comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Simone Bailly, Adam Brody, Matthew Cardarople, Kelsey Cooke, Giselle DaMier, Rosanna DeSoto. The film is directed by Susanna Fogel.