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A loud-mouthed lout has a less than cordial reunion with his brother in this independent comedy drama from director Drake Doremus. Sam Nussbaum (Andrew Dickler) is an insufferably opinionated loser who has somehow managed to charm a beautiful young woman, Steph (Marguerite Moreau), who has agreed to marry him. Steph is puzzled when she learns that Sam hasn't invited his brother, Tom (Ben York Jones), to the upcoming wedding; Sam doesn't want to talk about it, so Steph decides to surprise her fiancÚ by arranging for Tom to come to Los Angeles, where the couple lives. Sam and Tom had a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This unfortunately titled film has an offbeat charm that just about makes up for its short running time."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"As anthropological study, as a short-storylike glimpse into a character better observed from afar -- or through the lens of a jumpy digital video camera -- Douchebag is undeniably fascinating."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The slo-mo speed bumps and hiccups indicate too much thought and emotion rather than not enough."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A Sundance favorite that falls somewhere between the mature polish of Sideways and the mumblecore scruffiness of Mark and Jay Duplass' slyly insightful The Puffy Chair."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"It definitely packs a punch and creeps into those personal places you might not want it to explore."
‑ Erik Davis, Cinematical
"Despite the brief running time, audiences will likely lose interest before the film's speedy conclusion; turns out the most unexpected -- and entertaining -- thing about "Douchebag" is its title."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The most provocative thing about the DIY trifle Douchebag is its title, and even that doesn't amount to much."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"If watching men dressed and acting like eight-year-old boys appeals to you then "Douchebag" might be your bag. At least the filmmakers titled it properly."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Intended to amuse younger viewers and send older ones to Urban Dictionary, Douchebag's title is, unfortunately, its most noteworthy aspect"
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Leave it to Sundance to program a film like this and have it not live up to its title."
‑ Erik Childress,
"Writer/director Drake Doremus has created a funny movie where the humor comes from the nature of the characters rather than obvious comic setups."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's a minimalist Sideways, not so much mumblecore as talkycore."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A focused and mostly compelling drama with interesting characters and very natural, raw performances, but its lazy, rushed third act sinks it into mediocrity and blandness."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A fresh and funny exploration of the close encounter of two brothers who have been estranged from each other for two years."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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