**1/2. Why not. An interesting idea, a shaking camera, fve or six long dialogue scenes and an action sequence (the basketball one). As this latter scene is, according to me, the best moment of Humpday, I'm prone to believe that Mark Duplass is better at filming unsaid emotions or thoughts than at making you bear unending psychological mumbo jambo. A director to keep an eye on even if Humpday is already forgotten.
I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. As far as mumblecore-for-mature-audiences go, this is just a notch below THE FREEBIE, which I felt was like a B-side to this story.
Enjoyed this movie heartily til the ending, which is an anticlimactic copout. It does work on a narrative level, but it's not satisfying. That WHOLE MOVIE we're waiting to be blown away. Why not blow us away?
Great idea and kinda well made. Interesting movie but man, do they mumble.
I really enjoyed this. The cover and the synopsis on the back of the DVD made me think it was going to be just another 40 Yr Old Virgin film but I was pleasantly surprised. Real heart and strong performances.
Far and away the best film that Mark Duplass has been a part of. Held my interest much more than The Puffy Chair did. A very solid addition to the Mumblecore canon.
just finished HUMPDAY…my first “mumblecore” film and I absolutely LOVED it! BRAVO!
I loved how they handled the subject matter. Picks up where the Puffy Chair left off. I love Mark Duplass, he's great and he brings this whole film together. The rest of the cast were authentic and reflects my experiences in my own life. Love it!