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My Effortless Brilliance writer/director Lynn Shelton takes the topic of male bonding to new extremes with this comedy about two best friends who make an unusual pact that both may soon come to regret. Back in college, Andrew and Ben were inseparable. Years later, Andrew comes knocking on Ben's door and discovers that his former roommate is all grown up -- married and planning to have a baby. Meanwhile, Andrew never settled down at all, and has spent the past decade partying and traveling the world. Both men experience a mini existential crisis when they see what their own lives lack, and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"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."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Humpday is something surprising: a sharply observed slice of life, an entertaining example of the microbudget genre called mumblecore."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"...gives us a real feel for a friendship, its insecurities and the competition that results (especially in one of cinema's most amusingly pathetic games of pickup basketball)."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Some nice performances highlight a strangely-paced exploration of the male identity and its inability to cope with unique situations."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"One could only feel sorry for Alycia Delmore as the pliant wife of the silly husband, who goes along with his irritatingly neurotic friend's idea."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"What's intriguing in this set-up is what the dare might teach the guys about the nature of sexuality."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Writer/director Lynn Shelton's sexual sitcom is a lighthearted satire of machismo and insecurity where the laughs emerge from restless, uncomfortable silences."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"So what is Humpday really about? If anything, the power of women"
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"It's attractively performed, fairly amusing and worked out in a convincing if predictable way."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"...a compelling and thoroughly original modern comedy."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Getting to the showdown is a fine and funny journey."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Humpday succeeds by grounding its risqué premise in the awkwardness and humor of real people trying their damnedest to communicate. A lot."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"While the dare itself seems almost contrived to make the movie happen, what transpires afterward is a very universal experience for people who take stock of their lives for the first time after college."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"The sort of film that Kevin Smith must dream of making. It's sweet, piquant, bold and intelligent, balancing its outrageous concept with relationships and conversations that are all too believable."
‑ Nicholas Barber, Independent on Sunday
"Lynn Shelton's film%u2014a promising premise in search of a payoff with more nourishment than room-service steak and milkshakes%u2014frequently dazzles and delights, but once the look-alike boxers come into frame, the only verb left is disappoints."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
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