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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Reviews

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Liam G

Super Reviewer

August 16, 2012
A pretty good comedy elevated by a great third act.
c0up
c0up

Super Reviewer

March 13, 2012
'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'. Sibling rivalry taken to hilarious, extreme heights and a solid emotional core to boot.
Christopher H

Super Reviewer

September 12, 2013
Embracing the nature of sibling rivalry and a desire to return to the familiar, The Duplass Brothers bring a dark comedy that lives and breathes reality with every passing event. Steve Zissis and Mark Kelly play brothers Mark and Jeremy who haven't communicated most of their lives but meet up one weekend when Mark and his wife and son visit their mother for his birthday weekend. With Mark stressed out and on medication, everyone sees Jeremy's presence as a bad thing. However, when he pitches the self-titled, made-up Do-Deca Pentathlon to Mark, which they did as kids with no clear winner, Mark is determined to beat his brother, at any cost necessary, including lying to his family, missing his birthday party, and causing multiple scenes. As much as the stakes are a little melodramatic at times, the comedy is there. With believable performances from Zissis and Kelly, the film stays on track for most of its run. Unclear as to the actual motives of the wife, Stephanie (Jennifer Lafleur) and her instant hatred for the competition, her part in the film feels derivative, a hindrance for the sake of hindrance. "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" screams the styling of the Duplass Brothers, and continues their recent run with available, dark comedies. Still surprising that Jay and Mark did not star in the film, you have to wonder how much of this is autobiographical between the two.
September 14, 2012
It is the mundane, every day, ordinariness of the Duplass Brothers's (Jay and Mark) films that make them the respected indie-film directors that they are today. Their films -- Cyrus, The Puffy Chair, Baghead and Jeff, Who Lives at Home -- are all solidly grounded pieces of work in a slightly warped reality. This is the Duplass selling point ... one I have allowed myself to enjoy with each of their films (to varying degrees). It is only "slightly-warped" because 85% of their film is realistic and the film-making duo takes one element of normalcy and amplifies beyond belief ... here they do so with two ultra-competitive brothers. While many siblings compete with one another -- the mere title of this film -- implies that that these two take it over the top with a competition of 25 events to one-up the other. We don't get to see all of there here; but the brothers compete ... much to the chagrin of the wife of one of them (the other is un-married -- SUPRISE!) who has set up a weekend birthday party for her husband whom her brother-in-law infiltrates and causes the steady-hubby to go rogue. There are laughs and smiles to be had here -- like all of the Duplass films -- but there are also uncomfortable moments of real-ness which make the films work on a base-line of reality. I appreciate what these guys do. They celebrate the mundane of our everyday lives but also give it a slight twist to make something a bit more interesting. The filmm is quite short (under an hour and a half) and I wish it had carried out a bit further ... I won't get into the why here. This isn't a movie that will win numerous awards; but it is a pleasant way to pass some time.
January 7, 2014
Funny. Sweet. Slice of life.
February 6, 2013
This movie is funny at times, but is probably about 45-minutes too long. It should have been a short film, or it could have been a sit-com episode. There are some laughs and the story is fun and interesting, but why try and make this into a 75-minute film.
June 11, 2013
A mostly charming, often downright goofy indie comedy, but lacks a satisfying resolution and gets just a bit too serious towards the end
zafmonkey
May 28, 2013
Do-Deca-Pentathalon is a fun and realistic depiction of brotherly competitiveness. The film's originality, lightness, and emotion makes up for the fact that the characters get dug into, but never deep enough to fully understand them.
May 8, 2013
Despite the distracting camerawork, it works emotionally in telling the history of brothers whose solely idiom is the competition.
January 27, 2013
A film with great heart, showing how the small things can affect a family for better or for worse.
February 14, 2013
Very disappointing. The filmmakers never captured what they were looking for. Plotted out poorly, as well.
January 27, 2013
While there is a joke here - the fact that it focusses on the complete childishness of two men and does not further develop it - really lets this down
May 7, 2012
i've come to expect a lot from a duplass brothers film. "the do-deca pentathlon" is incredibly well written and acted, and is even funnier than it is touching. it may be my least favorite from the directors catalog, but considering how great their films usually are, that's not really a negative thing here.
January 5, 2013
It could have just been a goofy slapstick movie and people would have been fine with it, but I like that it chose to explore the more realistic relationship between siblings.
That being said, Like all Duplass brothers films, it has some questionable camera work (though also some very excellent visuals when compared to some of their other films) and the movie is slow.
December 16, 2012
As much as I wanted to like this film, it's difficult to shake the sensation that really, not a lot happens. It doesn't so much finish as the camera just stops filming stuff, and the absolute lack of a budget, and in some cases, decent actors, means it's a bit difficult to figure out why you're watching it. Still, it held my attention to the end, which should say something.
June 13, 2012
Interesante pero muy simple
September 21, 2012
A frustrating, cloy sibling rivarly comedy with 2 brothers reviving a silly competition of wills to find out "who's #1". From Jay & Mark Duplass I was hoping for something better than the obvious "winner in life" outcome that felt soft. The events are general sporting, the actors just okay but very little wit or genuine emotion in this one (odd from the folks who did "Baghead", "Cyrus" or "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" - here, the minimialist approach sinks the production into a long 76 minute ordeal
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