Two heterosexual male friends, one free-spirited artist and the other married and more conventional, find themselves agreeing to film themselves having sex in the name of art. But with they really go through with it?
At an artists’ soirée, heterosexual buddies — free-spirited Andrew (Leonard) and settled-down Ben (Duplass) — agree to film themselves having sex for an art porn festival. But who’s going to tell Ben’s wife? As the moment of truth approaches, the guys confront their egos, fears and the boundaries of intimacy and friendship between men.
What starts like You, Me And Dupree with a higher IQ gets funnier and more brilliant, with a surprising lack of vulgarity and remarkable realism as writer-director Lynn Shelton goes where the buddy picture has never before dared to tread. A magnificent indie of the choicest cut.
What could have ended up as crass, cringy and possibly offensive actually results in a very funny and realistic treatment of the premise.