Humpday

Humpday

           Humpday
               Genre: Comedy
               Male friendship, sexuality, challenge, bet
  After college, the paths have separated the two friends Ben (Mark Duplass) and Andrew (Joshua Leonard). While the former are in the meantime, a comfortable, middle-life with a steady job, a wife, a house and perhaps even soon established with offspring, maintains Andrew still a student-bohemian life between trips around the world and rather vague attempts to live by his art. When the art of living on one of his many trips to Ben one night unexpectedly at the door, the joy is great. The unexpected appearance of his friend and his cheerful insouciance makes it clear to Ben that he has chosen the easy path and that he sometimes just lack this facility. Is that possible yet to break out – regardless of the consequences of the bourgeois existence, and then return to calmly back into the nest made? Precisely this question, Ben will make soon. And she takes him as the alleged freethinker Andrew in quite a “scrape”. If a party in an artist-WG is Ben that is already plenty tipsy, the idea of a film festival for amateur porn join in – and with a work that shows him and the community Andrew Marriage. As the two friends were naturally really straight stock, the whole thing had nothing to do with being gay, of course, but serves only to let the boundaries of convention behind them, we are assured each other. Now only thing missing is the consent of Ben’s wife, Anna (Alycia Delmore), and the company can begin. But the closer the deadline, the more difficult the situation for the two friends. Can she even back yet, without admitting that they are stuffy, as if they want to admit it? And behind the proposal is not unusual but perhaps more than it seems? What sounds at first glance like a slightly obscene version of a rather schlichthumorigen works such as American Pie and other postpubertal works, turns out on closer inspection to be very charming indie comedy, the life plans and models of the generation 30 + ruthlessly takes a close look at without her characters to reveal or expose too much. It is wonderful to watch these two men as they pursue their ideals, are trying at all costs apparently lost time and thereby maneuver in a seemingly hopeless situation at the end of it in the truest sense of the word, let down your pants and show your colors need. Given the distortions and self-questioning that arises from the idiotic idea gets out, the superficial question of whether Ben and Andrew “will be” at the end actually do over time more and more a sideshow ( at least for the audience) – and provides nevertheless ensure that the tension is maintained on cryptic-clever way. Not only because Humpday is recognized as an extraordinary and intelligently entertaining comedy in which the true joy (and horror) for some viewers is that they are frequently condemned it can again. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: Humpday Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 94 (Min.) Distribution: (# ) Fugu Film Distribution

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