THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON Add To My Top 10
Family Bonds Overcome Sibling Rivalry
Release Date: July 06, 2012
Starring: Family Bonds Overcome Sibling Rivalry
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures/News Corp.
Director: Jay & Mark Duplass
Executive Producer: None
Writer: Jay & Mark Duplass
Address Comments To:Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO, News Corp.
Chase Carey, President/COO, News Corp.
Stephen Gilula, President/COO and Nancy Utley, President/COO
Fox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
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Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000; Fax: (310) 369-2359
PENTATHLON follows the exploits of two middle-aged brothers. Mark is a suburban family man, while Jeremy is a much punkier bachelor. When they were children, the brothers created their own form of the Olympics, a 25-sport event that gives the movie its name.
Because there was no definitive winner, each one has always claimed to be the victor. They now want to settle the issue of who’s the greatest brother of all time. The new contest will take place over the course of a reunion weekend celebrating Mark’s birthday. The brothers hide nearly all the events from Mark’s wife and their mother. The women are concerned that the contest will skyrocket Mark’s blood pressure and ruin his health.
As the guys find excuse after excuse to sneak around and accomplish the next surreptitious event, the movie’s pace and plotting hits comic highs. Yet, even at its most rambunctious, the movie has immense heart. The down-to-earth performances of the actors render even the most ridiculous moments richly believable.
DO-DECA-PENTATHLON has much to say under its simple surface, about the nature of competition and sibling rivalry, forgiveness, family, and even honesty. The brothers eventually learn that their mountain of seemingly simple “little white lies” can be exposed at any time as well as cause great problems. Ultimately, they find a resolution that helps everyone learn how to get along better and live with healthier attitudes. Regrettably, the movie has an excessive amount of strong foul language, which spoils the fun. Extreme caution is advised for THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON.
DO-DECA-PENTATHLON has some wise, funny, touching moments. It has much to say about the nature of sibling rivalry, forgiveness, family, and even honesty. The down-to-earth performances render even the most ridiculous moments richly believable. Regrettably, the movie contains an excessive amount of strong crude language. So, extreme caution is advised for THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON.