Humpday Reviews

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December 18, 2009
What finally lifts 'Humpday' above macho junk like 'The Hangover' is its all-inclusive warmth: for all their adolescent self-delusion, Shelton truly loves these characters. And after 90 minutes, so will you.
December 18, 2009
Immensely enjoyable, an insightful and humorous depiction of complicated, yet ultimately simple, male drives.
December 18, 2009
Humpday is a high-concept comedy made for low-budget money that might just be one of the funniest films of the year.
December 18, 2009
The ending of the movie is an awful let-down, which is a shame: the film had been weirdly involving and Alycia Delmore is good as Ben's outraged wife.
December 18, 2009
The film does a fair amount of squirming itself, but not before giving honest and hilarious thought to the carnal intricacies of the whole project.
December 18, 2009
Shelton has been tagged as an extremely adept chronicler of the associations between men. It's fair to say that the director is good on relationships, period.
December 18, 2009
Writer-director Lynn Shelton has crafted a richly rewarding script that enables the viewer - with a minimum of effort - to buy into an idea which in lesser hands would flail impotently. As the guys say "it's beyond gay."
December 18, 2009
Fresh, funny and subtly insightful, this daring little indie bromance feels like the movie Hollywood wouldn't have the balls to make.
December 18, 2009
The farce that follows is both ridiculous and surprisingly real, mining a very rich seam of comedy while also making some very sharp points about male friendships and the often very blurred line between straight and gay.
December 18, 2009
Shelton's wry script, together with a troika of perfectly judged performances, transforms a set-up that has the potential to be endlessly distasteful into a wry, engaging version of the "will-they-won't-they?" movie.
December 18, 2009
An intelligent, low-key look at male sexuality which is sensitively handled. What a pity, then, that the ending's such a let-down... or an anti-climax, you could say.
December 18, 2009
The questions are piquant, the answers droll and surprising.
December 18, 2009
Forget the buddy movie and the "bromance", this wryly provocative comedy takes man-love to a place of palm-sweating uncertainty.
December 18, 2009
More subtle and insightful than you might have expected.
December 18, 2009
It's the psychology of this unlikely situation that makes this edgy buddy flick so fascinating and funny. Entirely ad-libbed, it's The Hangover with a brain.
December 18, 2009
The film is also notable for tackling a daring subject in an original and intriguing way.
December 18, 2009
Shot in a disarmingly improvised style, it's not clear whether this is a dramatic comedy or a very funny drama. Whatever it is, it boldly faces one of the biggest taboos of American society: male intimacy.
December 18, 2009
We've had romcoms - now here's the first of the homcoms. And I've gotta admit it made me feel both happy and gay.
December 18, 2009
Though often very funny, writer/director Lynn Shelton's film lacks some of the insight into the awkwardness of male friendship found in recent mainstream comedy hits.
December 6, 2009
This audience-friendly indie sex comedy features almost no sex but plenty of nervous male bonding and a whole new angle on performance anxiety.
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