Yes, when it boils down to it, this is a rom-com. And yes, as a result, it uses some common rom-com tropes to reach the conclusion audiences have come to expect from the genre. But let me make this very clear from the get-go: as much as it uses these cinematic devices and bridges dialogue with well-timed, cringe/laugh-inducing sexual innuendos, Sleeping With Other People has a good amount of heart and offers a lot of truth. In fact, I’d say that the biggest stretch from reality comes not at the end but at the very beginning, when the audience is asked to believe that Alison Brie’s character is having difficulty getting a boring TA to sex her up. I don’t buy it.