Two longtime buddies (Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard) decide to sleep together and record the encounter for a homemade sex-film festival.
" [A] startlingly good comedy that makes Bruno seem barely daring. "
" Even if the movie doesn't completely work, it's apt to leave you talking about it for days. "
" Evolves so naturally it never feels outrageous. "
" Getting to the showdown is a fine and funny journey. "
" Humpday is something surprising: a sharply observed slice of life, an entertaining example of the microbudget genre called mumblecore. "
" Humpday radiates with the sheen of a film that has been thought out within an inch of its witty and insightful life. "
" Humpday succeeds by grounding its risque premise in the awkwardness and humor of real people trying their damnedest to communicate. A lot. "
" Those conversations were really memorable and really well executed. "
" Unlike a lot of institutional raunch in today's comedy, Humpday finds laughs out of what is rarely made explicit between buddies. "
" What finally lifts 'Humpday' above macho junk like 'The Hangover' is its all-inclusive warmth: for all their adolescent self-delusion, Shelton truly loves these characters. And after 90 minutes, so will you. "
" What's intriguing in this set-up is what the dare might teach the guys about the nature of sexuality. "
" While at times the improvisational dialogue sounds like audio filler, the three leads are poignant and perceptive. Likewise Shelton's film, considerably more complex than those 'bros will be bros' comedies of male bonding. "
" With astute and subtle precision, [director] Shelton burrows deeply inside the psyches of her characters who do not want to admit that they've changed considerably since they last saw each other a decade before. "
" Writer/director Lynn Shelton's sexual sitcom is a lighthearted satire of machismo and insecurity where the laughs emerge from restless, uncomfortable silences. "
" It kind of runs out of steam. "
" Shelton never follows up on the film's satirical possibilities. "
" The addlepated 'Humpday," wherein charcters laugh and laugh and laugh. So what's the joke? "
" The scenes between husband and wife are spectacularly awkward and arresting, though the movie grows more dubious the nearer the guys get to their shooting session in a local hotel room. "
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