Douchebag (2010)



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A loud-mouthed lout has a less than cordial reunion with his brother in this independent comedy drama from director Drake Doremus. Sam Nussbaum (Andrew Dickler) is an insufferably opinionated loser who has somehow managed to charm a beautiful young woman, Steph (Marguerite Moreau), who has agreed to marry him. Steph is puzzled when she learns that Sam hasn't invited his brother, Tom (Ben York Jones), to the upcoming wedding; Sam doesn't want to talk about it, so Steph decides to surprise her fiancé by arranging for Tom to come to Los Angeles, where the couple lives. Sam and Tom had a falling out years before that neither of them likes to talk about, and as the siblings get reacquainted, the emotional distance between them is clear. When Tom mentions in passing that the only girl he ever loved was a classmate from grade school, Sam insists they drop everything and set out to find her; this leads to a grand-scale road trip that at once brings the brothers together and reinforces their opinions of one another, while also giving Sam a reason to postpone a wedding he no longer wants. Douchebag received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
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Andrew Dickler
as Sam Nussbaum
Ben York Jones
as Tom Nussbaum
Wendi McLendon-Covey
as Mary Barger #1
Nicole Vicius
as Mary Barger #2
Janine Oda
as Drive-Thru Girl
Biambu Garrett
as Tea Shop Worker
Joseph A. Lamantia
as Tux Shop Owner
Lindsay Stidham
as Bus Stop Girl #1
Charlotte Derby
as Bus Stop Girl #2
David Cuddy
as Party Goer #1
Michael Reilly
as Party Goer #2
Kyrra Richards
as Tom's Girlfriend
Marlo McSweeney
as Roller Rink Worker
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (14)

This unfortunately titled film has an offbeat charm that just about makes up for its short running time.

Full Review… | October 28, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Despite the brief running time, audiences will likely lose interest before the film's speedy conclusion; turns out the most unexpected -- and entertaining -- thing about "Douchebag" is its title.

October 28, 2010
Seattle Times
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Writer/director Drake Doremus has created a funny movie where the humor comes from the nature of the characters rather than obvious comic setups.

Full Review… | October 28, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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As anthropological study, as a short-storylike glimpse into a character better observed from afar -- or through the lens of a jumpy digital video camera -- Douchebag is undeniably fascinating.

Full Review… | October 28, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The most provocative thing about the DIY trifle Douchebag is its title, and even that doesn't amount to much.

October 7, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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It's a minimalist Sideways, not so much mumblecore as talkycore.

Full Review… | October 6, 2010
Entertainment Weekly
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