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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

Release Date: 
07/06/2012
Rated: 
MPAA: R
Star Rating: 
6 out of 10

For added fun, try saying the title out loud.

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The Pitch: Two brothers participate in a 25-event competition, much to their family’s dismay.

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What It Really Is: The kind of comedy that’s not laugh-out-loud funny, but still funny. This is the newest movie from Mark and Jay Duplass -- the dudes who brought you Jeff, Who Lives at Home -- and if you like their other movies, you’ll probably like this one, too. It can get pretty heavy, so don’t go in expecting all wacky old/overweight-guys-working-out hijinks. (Remember, this is about estranged, grown-up brothers working out their issues through something called a do-deca-pentathalon. That’s pretty sad.) But in under 90 minutes, it gives us some killer lines and presents the most cutthroat game of laser tag we’ve seen since our niece’s seventh birthday party.

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Hey Guys, Do You Think...This is based on something Mark and Jay did in real life?? Because they’re brothers, too! This movie has so many layers.

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Maxim.com Ready-Made Press Blurb: Do go see this pent-astic new movie...deca?” --Maxim.com

Who’s It For: Bitter brothers, people who didn’t make the cut for the Summer Olympics

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Studio: Fox Searchlight