Buddy Games

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"No guts. No glory. No mercy."
  • R
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.8  (8,450)
  • 22

Buddy Games, released in 2019, is a comedy film that follows a group of friends who reunite after several years to take part in a bizarre and outrageous competition they call 'The Buddy Games'. The group of friends, all of whom have grown apart over the years, are each dealing with their own personal problems and issues. However, they are all brought back together by the event and the chance to compete with one another.

The main character, Bobfather (played by Josh Duhamel), is the one who organizes the Buddy Games. Bobfather is struggling to cope with the fact that he was left at the altar by his girlfriend, Tiffany, who is now engaged to someone else. He is also trying to come to terms with the fact that he is infertile and cannot have children. The Buddy Games seem like the perfect distraction to help him get over his problems.

The other members of the group include the wealthy lawyer, Shelly (played by Kevin Dillon), who is trying to come up with the perfect idea for his wife's birthday; the nerdy software engineer, Doc (played by Kevin Heffernan), who is trying to impress his father by winning the games; the competitive alpha male, Durfy (played by Dax Shepard), who is trying to maintain his dominance; the former athlete, Zane (played by James Roday), who is trying to make a comeback; and the overweight vegan, Bender (played by Dan Bakkedahl), who is trying to prove that he can compete with the rest of the group.

The Buddy Games are a series of bizarre and often dangerous competitions that include events such as shooting paintballs at each other while strapped to a chair, playing a game of tag while being chased by a drone, and seeing who can hold their breath the longest while being submerged in a bathtub filled with ice-cold water. The games also involve a lot of drinking, as the group tries to outdo each other in terms of how much alcohol they can consume.

Throughout the film, we learn more about each of the characters and their personal struggles. We see Bobfather trying to come to terms with his infertility and his failed relationship, while also trying to win back Tiffany's affections. We see Shelly struggling with the pressures of his high-powered job and trying to balance work with his relationship with his wife. We see Doc trying to connect with his father and prove his worth as a man. We see Durfy trying to maintain his alpha male status and deal with his own insecurities. We see Zane dealing with the aftermath of a career-ending injury and trying to prove that he still has what it takes to be a winner. And we see Bender trying to come to terms with his own body image issues and prove that he can compete with the rest of the group.

The film is filled with comedic moments, as the group of friends engage in some truly ridiculous competitions and antics. There are also moments of heart, as we see the characters struggle with their own personal issues and try to find a way to come together as a group. The film tackles some serious topics, such as infertility, body image issues, and the pressure to conform to societal expectations of masculinity, but does so in a lighthearted way that never feels preachy or heavy-handed.

Overall, Buddy Games is an enjoyable comedy that will appeal to fans of films like The Hangover and Wedding Crashers. It boasts a talented cast, including well-known actors like Josh Duhamel and Kevin Dillon, and combines elements of physical comedy, gross-out humor, and heartwarming moments to create a fun and entertaining movie.

Buddy Games is a 2020 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8 and a MetaScore of 22.

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