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Humpday (2009)

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

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Lynn Shelton

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Lynn Shelton
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Cast

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 »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A legmelegebb nap See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Ben: What a wild life you live, my friend.
Andrew: Enh. You always have the option of doing what I'm doing, and I don't know that I so much have the option of doing what you're doing.
Ben: Ah, it's easy. You just go to a grocery store, you find someone with long hair that's a girl, start kissing her, one thing leads to another. Then you buy her a ring, you get married, you buy a house. And soon enough you're converting your upstairs office into a potential baby room.
Andrew: Are you fucking serious?
Ben: Not yet, but we're ...
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References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Dionysus
Written and Performed by Lori Goldston, Jane Hall, Julian Martlew, Janos Mathiesen, Clyde Peterson and Eric Richards
Remixed by Vinny Smith
(c) 2009
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Goes slowly downhill
13 June 2009 | by random_guy2See all my reviews

What a disappointment. This film started off promisingly, with a very funny premise that is established in a semi-believable way. Sadly, that is really all there is to the film. The funny premise leads nowhere, it is just milked and milked and milked until the audience is no longer laughing, but rather just waiting for it to end. Believability also starts going out the window about halfway through the film, with characters acting and reacting in ways that no human would, but are required contrivances to keep the story rolling along.

I too was not a fan of the overall aesthetic of the film, a sort of forced naturalism, with almost exclusively hand-held camera work, awkward quick focus and zoom changes, and an improvised feel to the dialog. I felt this sharply contrasted with the highly contrived nature of much of the script, and I also feel that it is generally unpleasant anyway.


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