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Joshy (2016)

R | | Comedy | 12 August 2016 (USA)
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After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the getaway into a raucous weekend filled with drugs, booze, debauchery, and hot tubs. Written and directed by Jeff Baena and featuring an ensemble cast of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Middleditch ... Josh
Adam Pally ... Ari
Alex Ross Perry ... Adam
Nick Kroll ... Eric
Brett Gelman ... Greg
Jenny Slate ... Jodi
Lauren Graham ... Katee
Aubrey Plaza ... Jen
Joe Swanberg ... Aaron
Kris Swanberg ... Anita
Alison Brie ... Rachel
Paul Weitz ... Private Investigator
Brian Patrick Farrell ... Tonie
Jake Johnson ... Reggie
Frankie Shaw ... Crystal
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After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the getaway into a raucous weekend filled with drugs, booze, debauchery, and hot tubs. Written and directed by Jeff Baena and featuring an ensemble cast of hilarious comedic talents-including Thomas Middleditch (HBO's "Silicon Valley"), Adam Pally (TV's "Happy Endings"), Alex Ross Perry (director of Queen of Earth), Nick Kroll (TV's "The League"), Brett Gelman (TV's "Married") and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) -Jeff Baena's sophomore feature is a wickedly amusing portrayal of male bonding and emotional incompetence.

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Wedding's off. Party's on.

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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, sexual content/nudity and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Bachelor party See more »

Filming Locations:

Ojai, California, USA

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Trivia

Third collaboration between Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg. They previously worked together in Drinking Buddies (2013) and Digging For Fire (2015). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when they're at the bar (and fully clothed), they are freezing, but later that night, when they go out to the hot tub (and are in boxers), they aren't cold at all. See more »

Quotes

Ari: Does she like desperate broken men with nothing to offer?
Jodi: Most American women like that kind of thing.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Ever Since
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Performed by 'Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir'
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1 weekend - 5 guys
22 August 2016 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

The brief summary given about this story creates a different idea in ones head than what the movie actually delivers. And what the movie offers is a story of four complex guys that have come together to help Joshy get past his depression over the death of his fiancé. And as the weekend of trying to have fun evolves we learn that Joshy is just one of the guys having his own problem. Each one must deal with his own emotional self and girlfriend relationship disappointments.

Joshy must deal with the death of his girlfriend, Ari questions his marriage, Alex gets dumped by his girlfriend of ten years, Eric has commitment issues, and Greg can't seem to find a girlfriend. Each character keeps his feelings bottled up except Alex who tries to rationalize his feelings and is willing to talk to anyone who will listen.

The term 'male bonding' has been used to describe this movie but I believe it has nothing to do with bonding. Four of the five are close friends from the start and Greg was the 'guy who came along for the fun'. The story is actually about trying to avoid the issues at hand through booze, drugs, and strippers! Then near the end the five are forced by circumstance to come to terms with themselves and deal with life as best as one can.

This is a talky movie and each actor does an excellent job at being the character they were cast to be. My favorite was Ari & Jodi - they seemed so perfect together as a couple. Director/writer: Jeff Baena succeeds in creating a story of what life is like more-so in reality than what we want it to be.


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