Humpday


Posted December 17, 2009 in Cinema Reviews

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Despite the suggestiveness of the title, Lynn Shelton’s new one is more concerned with modern bromance than getting down ‘n dirty. With the impromptu entrance of Andrew, the self-styled Kerouac, into his old college buddy Ben’s life, his domestic bliss is turned upside down and it isn’t long before Ben is (willingly) led astray and into a Dionysian-style potential orgy to be specific. Talk arises of Hump Fest, the local art festival for budding porn aficionados and before you can say Ron Jeremy, Ben and Andrew have signed up to bump uglies, film it and walk away with the coveted Hump Fest title. Despite the overt surrealism of the plot, Shelton manages to inject some much-needed realism into the film, specifically by contrasting the fortunes of both leading protagonists and adding some depth and pathos to the scenario. Humpday is a light-hearted, left of centre indie-flick featuring some stellar improv performances by the cast and thankfully has enough poignancy to be much more than just a comedy for the lads.

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