Director: Drake Doremus
Screenwriters: Andrew Dickler, Drake Doremus, Jonathan Schwartz, Lindsay Stidham
The week Sam Nussbaum is to be married, his fiancĂ©e questions why his only brother, Tom, isnâ€™t coming to the wedding. Unsatisfied with his lame reply, she surprises Sam by bringing the brothers together. Sam is not happy, but he rarely isâ€”unless heâ€™s telling someone what to do. When itâ€™s revealed that Tom has only been in love onceâ€”with his fifth-grade girlfriendâ€”Sam insists they go find her. It soon becomes evident that their journey is simply an excuse for Sam to avoid his impending commitment.
If you haven't deciphered the derivation of the title by now, stick with it. The fresh writing and original characters will reveal it all. Douchebag will make you squirm, laugh, and get pissed offâ€”all at the same time. Outstanding breakout performances bring an authenticity that would be impressive even from seasoned actors. Drake Doremus's clever, straightforward filmmaking keeps the story buzzing in this offbeat comedy that gives a modern twist to sibling rivalry.
- Dramatic Feature
- 2010, Sundance Film Festival
- U.S.A., 81 min.