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Humpday (2009)

According to the reputable Urban Dictionary, the term Bromance describes “a non-sexual relationship between two men that are unusually close.”  Off the top of my head, I can think of three films from the last year or so that employ this concept as a main plot point: Pineapple Express, I Love You Man and Superbad.  All solid comedies, and all born of an idea that has really only recently started gathering steam.  Two straight guys, overcoming conflict together, and in the end being able to say “I love you.”  It’s sweet, and as a guy with a few separate bromances, I’m always a little touched by it.  Humpday, directed by Lynn Shelton, takes this idea to the (perhaps) logical conclusion, asking a question that, as far as I know, hasn’t been asked by a film before: What if two entirely hetero dudes chose to have sex with each other?

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