Humpday (2009)

It's been a decade since Ben and Andrew were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has settled down and found a job, wife, and home. Andrew took the alternate route as a vagabond artist, skipping the globe from Chiapas to Cambodia.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 10, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Observant and insightful, this indie comedy takes a different tack on the "bromance" but still makes a point without sermonizing.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Humpday is something surprising: a sharply observed slice of life, an entertaining example of the microbudget genre called mumblecore.

Jay Kuehner
Cinema Scope

To director Lynne Shelton's considerable credit, Humpday delineates that perennially privileged, and thus imperiled, domain of male intimacy with a subtlety that echoes the ambivalence of sexual self-realization.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

What's intriguing in this set-up is what the dare might teach the guys about the nature of sexuality.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Writer/director Lynn Shelton's sexual sitcom is a lighthearted satire of machismo and insecurity where the laughs emerge from restless, uncomfortable silences.

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

Humpday works because... its moments of truth and familiarity aren't isolated.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Getting to the showdown is a fine and funny journey.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Humpday succeeds by grounding its risqué premise in the awkwardness and humor of real people trying their damnedest to communicate. A lot.

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Simon Miraudo

It's a comedy that grows beyond any Apatovian expectations and expertly avoids being an ode to 'Gay panic' a'la I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
After a drunken dare two male friends, one of whom is married, agree to shoot a sex scene together. The first scene with Ben and Anna lying in bed is almost… More
Gordon Anderson
Worthy if minor indie love-in which runs out of steam when you realise where its going and I never really bought the contrived set up.
Melvin White
Andrew: That's the tricky thing. It's the difference between this and bungee jumping, is that bungee jumping, you just walk to the edge and jump... … More
Leigh Ryan
Emily Armstrong
Okay, if you're like a friend of mine, who finds scenes of extreme awkwardness so uncomfortable that you're not even willing to sit through them… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Ben: What a wild life you live, my friend. A film that basically explores the very limits of where a bromance can take two people. A somewhat funny human… More

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