The Do-Deca-Pentathlon 2012 NR CC

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(17) IMDb 6/10
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After decades of feuding, two forty-something brothers embark on a tournament of 25 assorted games to prove which is superior, and, in the process, they find a kind of joy in life that helps them save/solve their own personal problems.

Starring:
Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis
Runtime:
1 hour 17 minutes

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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Starring Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis
Supporting actors Jennifer Lafleur, Julie Vorus, Brendan Robinson, Noël Wells, Ricky Dillard, Elton LeBlanc, Alex Lipschultz, John Melvin, Brett Patron, Jordan Stidham, Reid Williams, Jon Dainty, Martyn Hale, Johanna Igel, Brock Patrick Kaufman, Laurie Lee, Codie Scott, Terry Lee Smith
Studio Fox Searchlight
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It just wasn't funny enough and boring at times.
suzanna
It isn't big to the world but it's big to them and they are able to draw the viewer to the character's world and have it mean something to them as well.
Eric Sanberg
This is a very entertaining film which I enjoyed thoroughly.
Dr Lawrence Hauser

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ReCynd on September 17, 2012
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Two brothers, each pushing middle age, and each with their own set of baggage, breathe new life into an old and unfinished piece of business at a gathering at Mom's house (the old family home) for a family birthday party. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is an epic battle of strength and mettle, and is comprised of a series of 25 quasi-sports events (ping-pong, skeeball, arm-wrestling, air hockey, breath-holding, push-ups, laser tag, go-kart racing, etc.). The game ends after 13 of the 25 games are won, and the prize is the the coveted "Best Brother" title. And so it goes.

I loved this independent film: it was not unnecessarily complicated (a breath of fresh air), the characters and the situations were wholly relatable, and for the most part, everybody was nice to each other, even when they didn't want to be. At just over an hour long, the story never lagged. I am very happy I took a chance on this quirky film I'd never heard of...and so will you, I'd wager.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By yo on July 5, 2012
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The acting was great and the editing was fantastic. it's a story about sibling rivalry and life expectation gone wrong. sometimes the only way to tell someone you love them is to have a not so friendly competition to find out who is the best at life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr Lawrence Hauser on October 27, 2012
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This is a very entertaining film which I enjoyed thoroughly. It is smart in an unobtrusive way and funny, too. But mostly, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is a poignant drama which explores the estrangement of filial love gone terribly wrong. The immediate theme which is developed with great humor and insight is competition and who's better. The struggle (which takes place over 25 grueling tests of physical exertion) is one of honor as much as of prowess. The mystery of what's ultimately at stake propels the narrative forward. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is a very male film. The woman characters are depicted as wretched and helpless in the face of hormone-driven adolescence run amok in middle aged men. This is a deftly constructed film from the Duplass brothers whose always interesting work seems to be maturing quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BIGGGGG BROTHER on October 16, 2012
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Movie: Funny, Awesome new contests you can do against family, and of course the heart felt moment. 4.5 out of 5. Just wish it was a little bit longer but for this type of movie, very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dad of Divas TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 26, 2012
Format: DVD
Talk about sibling rivalry to the max! This was a funny movie that lets you see that sibling rivalry does not always fade with time and age. Through a series of events, these two brothers battle it out to see who can win. While much of the movie is tongue-in-cheek, you can also see that the brothers do learn a few things along the way as well. While I did not know whether I would like this movie at first, I found the movie to be downright funny and the acting to be of high quality. If you are looking for a fun evening that you will not soon forget, this is definitely the movie for you!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 12, 2012
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This is a story of two brothers, each over age forty, who decide to Compete in a bunch of games to see who is More superior. They decide that by the choice they made, they would be better in moving on in life in the Right direction. Very Funny And Entertaining from start to finish. Many families would relate to the 'who's better thing' and get a kick out of the show these guys perform to come out as a winner. Laugh-out-loud fun, enjoyable and Highly Recommended!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Man VINE VOICE on September 12, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
"The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" is about two grown men who take sibling rivalry to hilarious heights. Mark (Steve Zissis) is a thirty-something married guy with a preteen son, who never got over an event from his teen years when he and his brother Jeremy competed in a homegrown, 25-event Olympics-style competition to see who was the best brother. As adults, the overachieving, self-satisfied Jeremy (Mark Kelly) appears at Mark's birthday, turning what was to be a pleasant, low-key reunion into a confrontation that brings to the fore all of Mark's numerous, poorly hidden insecurities. When Jeremy suggests a re-do of their teen feats, Mark takes the bait, as Jeremy knew he would.

The goofy "events" of the pseudo Olympics include miniature golf, ping-pong, laser tag, and leg wrestling, which offer plenty of opportunity for visual gags. Essentially, the movie is a one-joke comedy, with two adults acting like kids to "one-up" each other. However, the movie does examine the frequently awkward connection between siiblings, a subject we don't see covered a lot in movies.

The filmmakers, Mark and Jay Duplass, have stated that the film is based on brothers who lived near them when they were kids, but it's hard not to think that the feelings conveyed in this movie -- if not the actual events -- are autobiographical. Blu-ray extras include the featurettes "Meet the Real Brothers" and "Rock, Paper, Scissors With the Real Brothers."
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Kim on August 14, 2012
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A surprisingly humorous find. Lighthearted and cute at times with some intensely heavy moments shot in a hand held voyeuristic style. The camera follows an unexpected family gathering on the occasion of a troubled middle-aged man's umpteenth birthday crashed by his brother and childhood nemesis who was originally left off the invitation list. Upon his arrival, a few days drive from las vegas in a stylish American sports sedan, plans for a modest, suburban, birthday celebration, turns into a crazy, disengagement from reality where every ounce of conscience is challenged by a duel between brothers of semi-epic proportions. Obviously, as things pan out, the unpredictability is certain,, specifically in the attitude and emotions that maneuver the storyline. Not sure what I meant by that...in all, the movie is good for three run troughs, I'm on my second.
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