Humpday Gets Bromance Right

Winning film 'makes you squirm and think'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2009 10:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Critics are applauding Humpday, a bromance about two old friends reunited who decide to make an “art” film in which they’ll sleep together—a plan that makes for no end of awkwardness.

  • “To guys everywhere: Humpday has your number,” writes Stephen Holden in the New York Times. “The movie’s unblinking observation of a friendship put to the test is amused, queasy making, kindhearted and unfailingly truthful.”

  • Humpday makes you squirm and think, in the best possible way,” observes Mary Pols in Time. It’s “undeniably titillating,” with “highly naturalistic and often hilarious dialogue and a trio of appealing co-stars."
  • David Edelstein of New York calls Humpday a “marvelous chamber comedy” that “butts up against the same sort of taboos as Brüno, and in its fumbling, semi-improvised way,” is “equally hilarious and even more subversive.”