Two guys take their bromance to another level when they participate in an art film project.

Director:

Lynn Shelton

Writer:

Lynn Shelton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Duplass ... Ben
Alycia Delmore ... Anna
Joshua Leonard ... Andrew
Lynn Shelton ... Monica
Trina Willard Trina Willard ... Lily
Olivia Olivia ... Kid on Bike
Stellan Mathiesen Stellan Mathiesen ... Kid on Bike
Steven Schardt ... Disgruntled Driver
David Bundgren David Bundgren ... 'Dionysus' Extra
J. Martin Dinn J. Martin Dinn ... 'Dionysus' Extra
Paddy Evans-Winfield Paddy Evans-Winfield ... 'Dionysus' Extra (as Patrick Evans-Winfield)
Joy Brooke Fairfield Joy Brooke Fairfield ... 'Dionysus' Extra
Monica Fisk Monica Fisk ... 'Dionysus' Extra
Lori Goldston Lori Goldston ... 'Dionysus' Extra
Jane Hall Jane Hall ... 'Dionysus' Extra
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Storyline

When Andrew unexpectedly shows up on Ben's doorstep late one night, the two old college friends immediately fall into their old dynamic of heterosexual one-upmanship. To save Ben from domestication, Andrew invites Ben to a party at a sex-positive commune. Everyone there plans on making erotic art films for the local amateur porn festival and Andrew wants in. They run out of booze and ideas, save for one: Andrew should have sex with Ben, on camera. It's not gay; it's beyond gay. It's not porn; it's an art project. The next day, they find themselves unable to back down from the dare. And there's nothing standing in their way - except Ben's wife Anna, heterosexuality, and certain mechanical questions. Written by mospeaker

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Some loves are meant to be. This one, not so much. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, pervasive language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As he walks to the hotel room for the final scene, Andrew walks in front of the home of Edith Macefield. Macefield was famous for stubbornly resisting the offers of developers and remaining in her tiny 108-year-old farmhouse while the surrounding properties were turned into a five-story commercial development. See more »

Goofs

As Ben and Andrew explain to their video camera their story so far, Ben mistakenly refers to Andrew as "Ben". See more »

Quotes

Andrew: I'm going to count to five and we're going to fuckin' *kiss* and we're just going to do it. Alright.
Ben: You ready?
Andrew: You ready?
Ben: Yup!
Andrew: You ready?
Ben: Ready.
Andrew: Ready?
Ben: Five...
[in unison]
Ben: four, three, two, one.
[...]
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Reverse Submersible
Written and Performed by Lesley Braden, Brendan Mills-Mccabe and Vinny Smith
(c) 2005 Gene Jacket (BMI)
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Men having sex as art? Hmmmm...not in this film.
25 November 2009 | by Rupert_BSee all my reviews

If a man had written and directed this film, it would have had a different ending. With that said, Lynn Shelton takes us on a feminist ride--after all, two women having sex on film is sometimes considered "art," so why not explore that angle with men? In the final seconds of the film when Andrew stops laughing while looking at what was recorded, I was left with this sense of his longing--for completion of something (as he said), for something more intimate with his good friend, for being part of something greater than himself--all things Ben already had. And even though the idea was booze- and drug-induced, it was Andrew who came up with it to start. Sooo...something else is going on in Andrew's mind, heart and soul. At the end of the day, I ask "Do I care about these characters?" The only one I really cared for was Anna--she had the most to lose and gain from Ben and Andrew's really implausible scheme. Acting okay...Alycia Delmore really stood out, especially in the two scenes when the truths come out.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Humpday See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,737, 12 July 2009

Gross USA:

$407,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$473,980
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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