2019 / 90m - USA
Comedy -
Buddy Games poster


November 16, 2020


Josh Duhamel directs and stars in this simple but enjoyable comedy. It's not a first feature that's going to raise a lot of heads, except maybe because it's a pure and uncompromising comedy, something we don't see that often nowadays. It's all laughs from start to finish, minimal to no drama to mess things up.

Bob and his friends organize the Buddy Games on a yearly basis. It's an Olympics for bro-certified tomfoolery. It's great fun, until things run out of control, and each of them goes his own way. Five years later, it's time for a reunion. The gang gets back together and the games are back on.

Josh Duhamel may be the man running this project, it's a vintage Nick Swardson comedy. He steals every scene he's in, the film really is a textbook example of his crude and often obscene sense of humor. Sure enough not everyone is going to appreciate this, but there are some fun scenes, the film is refreshingly light and it doesn't outstay its welcome. Not bad, but somewhat forgettable.