The Do-Deca-PentathlonClosed Captioning
Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass
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From Jay and Mark Duplass, the writer/directors of the Sundance hits “The Puffy Chair,” “Cyrus,” and “Jeff Who Lives at Home” comes “The Do-Deca-Pentathalon” - the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion. When their fierce and disruptive competition is uncovered, the brothers must choose between their passion for beating the hell out of each other and the greater good of the family.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 38
- Fresh: 28
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Although very funny, this film taps into a primal male competitiveness whose force outweighs reason and common sense.
Fresh: These movie guys specialize in snapping vignettes of human inconsistency - no fancy lighting required.
Fresh: Do-Deca is a stripped-down examination of male relationships and identity crisis. It's as if someone picked up a bromance and shook the dumb bits out.
Rotten: A decent idea for an episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" falls short as a movie.
The latest installment from the Duplass Brothers is in my opinion their best effort to date. A comedy that will hit close to home for brothers everywhere, though I recommend for everyone.
Another terrific effort
The Duplass brothers deliver again with another low budget treat. This time though they stay behind the camera where as in the past Mark and his wife were the lead characters. But the lead actors are all terrific, in particular the estranged brother. If u liked The Puffy Chair or Baghead you can't go wrong with this entry.
A good, but not great, film.
I've been a fan of the Duplass Brothers since originally seeing The Puffy Chair, and I think they've gotten consistently better with each effort since that point. The Do-Deca Pentathalon felt like a slight step back after the fantastic Jeff Who Lives at Home. After viewing however, I realized that this was actually filmed before Cyrus and JWLAT, so it makes a bit more sense.
Overall, a solid indie flick...but I will be looking forward to the future Duplass films to see their continued development as film-makers.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2012
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