Douchebag (film)


Douchebag (film)
Douchebag

Theatrical poster
Directed by Drake Doremus
Produced by Jonathan Schwartz
Marius Markevicius
Written by Andrew Dickler
Drake Doremus
Jonathan Schwartz
Lindsay Stidham
Starring Andrew Dickler
Ben York Jones
Marguerite Moreau
Music by Casey Immoor
Jason Torbert
Cinematography Chris Robertson
Scott Uhlfelder
Editing by Andrew Dickler
Distributed by Red Dragon
Release date(s) January 22, 2010 (2010-01-22) (Sundance)
Running time 72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Douchebag is a 2010 independent film directed by Drake Doremus. The film is a black comedy set in Los Angeles, focusing on Thomas Nussbaum (Ben York Jones), his older brother Sam Nussbaum (Andrew Dickler) and Sam's fiancée Steph (Marguerite Moreau).

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Plot

Originally conceived on spring break in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, the title comes from a brief encounter with a New Orleans native Jared Calcagno. The film is a road movie following the journey of Sam Nussbaum, his fiancee Steph, and Sam's younger brother Tom, an aspiring artist, to Los Angeles for Sam and Steph's wedding.[1] The two brothers had not seen each other for two years prior to the journey and there is bad blood between them.[1] Along the way they try to find Tom's fifth grade girlfriend.[2]

Cast

Background

DoucheBag is Doremus' second feature. It was filmed in Santa Monica, Palm Springs and outside Doremus' father's house on the Newport Peninsula.[2]

The film was an official selection for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[2] The success of the film at the festival led to it being picked up by distributor Red Dragon for a theatrical release in September 2010.[2][3]

Critical reception

Variety's Justin Chang opined that the film "often feels forced and unconvincing", though praising Dickler's film debut as "memorably repellent".[1] Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman called it "a bubblingly sharp and fresh and dark and winning comedy".[4] The Hollywood Reporter called it "a clever DIY comedy".[5] Box Office was less complimentary, calling it "undistinguished, in the sense that its ideas and emotional payloads are both safe and small".[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c Chang, Justin (2010) "Douchebag", Variety, February 3, 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27
  2. ^ a b c d Coker, Matt (2010) "Drake Doremus' Douchebag Wins U.S. Distribution, to be in Theaters This September", OC Weekly, May 18, 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27
  3. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. (2010) "‘Douchebag’ finally finds a home with Urman, Elwes and Red Dragon", The Hollywood Reporter, May 17, 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27
  4. ^ Coker, Matt (2010) "Drake Doremus' 'Douchebag' at Sundance", OC Weekly, February 4, 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27
  5. ^ DeFore, John (2010) "Douchebag -- Film Review", The Hollywood Reporter, January 25, 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27
  6. ^ Greene, Ray (2010) "DOUCHEBAG", Boxoffice.com, January 23, 2010, retrieved 2010-08-27

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