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USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Vertigo Distribution
Cast: Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore, Lynn Shelton, Trina Willard
Director: Lynn Shelton
USA & UK: 94 mins
USA Rated: R for some strong sexual content, pervasive language and a scene of drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex, sex references and soft drug use
USA Release Date: 10 July 2009 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 18 December 2009 (Limited Release)
It's been a decade since Ben (Mark Duplass) and Andrew (Joshua Leonard) were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has found a job, settled down and is now married to Anna (Alycia Delmore). 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?
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.