CHRISTOPHER KELLY, Dallas Morning News
"Certainly in the wake of the onscreen extremity presented by "Brüno" -- the summer's more hotly hyped foray into sexual-boundary gamesmanship -- the more intimate, naturalistic, and even squirmier rhythms of "Humpday" may provide richer laughs."
Robert Abele, LA Times
"Humpday is clever and surprising, and sophisticated"
DAN BENNETT, North County Times
"Humpday radiates with the sheen of a film that has been thought out within an inch of its witty and bountifully insightful life."
Jan Stuart, Washington Post
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
"Humpday quietly enters as one of the best and most original American comedies in recent memory."
DANIEL HOLLOWAY, Boston Metro
"The movie's unblinking observation of a friendship put to the test is amused, queasy making, kindhearted and unfailingly truthful."
The New York Times
"I recommend Humpday. It's wonderfully original, and any movie that makes me feel like I'm intimately involved has accomplished something substantial."
"That's the power of this subversive movie; it challenges us as much as it challenges its own characters."
"More full of story, laughs and genuine human emotion than a dozen studio movies."
David Carr, The New York Times
"HENOMENALLY FUNNY! More truthful and funny about friendship and sexuality than any rude boy comedy."
Dennis Dermody, Paper Magazine
David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"MORE FULL OF STORY, LAUGHS AND GENUINE HUMAN EMOTION THAN A DOZEN STUDIO MOVIES"
David Carr, NY Times
"HUMPDAY is buoyed aloft by sex and laugh bubbles!"
Lisa Schwarzbaum, EW
"Taking a hilarious premise and making it feel real, like this film does, is the greatest trick in comedy."
Joel Stein, Time
Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"A FRESH, FUNNY AND HIGHLY PERCEPTIVE PICTURE THAT BLENDS DUDELY COMEDY AND ADULT RELATIONSHIP DRAMA. Director Shelton is a major arrival on the independent scene."
Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
"A gleefully unsettling examination of male intimacy that pushes boundaries and buttons with a wonderfully light touch."
Mike Harvey, Nylon
"Delivers some excellent situation comedy"
"A-" "honest, audacious high-wire comedy"
It's been a decade since Ben (Duplass) and Andrew (Leonard) 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. When Andrew shows up unannounced on Ben's doorstep, they easily fall back into their old dynamic of macho one-upmanship.
Late into the night at a wild party, the two find themselves locked in a mutual dare: to enter an amateur porn contest together. But what kind of boundary-breaking, envelope pushing porn can two straight dudes make? After the booze and "big talk" run out, only one idea remains—they will have sex together...on camera. It's not gay; it's beyond gay. It's not porn; it's art. But how exactly will it work? And more importantly, who will tell Anna (Delmore), Ben's wife?
Writer/director Lynn Shelton, director of My Effortless Brilliance and recipient of the "Someone to Watch Award" at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards, expertly mines the biggest ironies of the male ego to hilarious effect. HUMPDAY is a buddy movie gone wild.