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The Intervention2004

  • 3.5
Jay and Mark Duplass step away from their comedies about soul-seeking single men to look askance at a social group determined to help a friend (no matter how much it will hurt him). Steve Zissis, star of Duplass' family comedy THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON, plays the secret-keeping center of this painfully loving interrogation. - Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

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The Duplass Brothers do it again. Concise,character driven. In 15 minutes you get what it would take some people 2 hours to do. A simple story, with a simple start, that goes someplace decidedly unexpected.

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The Duplass Brothers do it again. Concise,character driven. In 15 minutes you get what it would take some people 2 hours to do. A simple story, with a simple start, that goes someplace decidedly unexpected.

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Really interesting and cool. I get that Mark Duplass is going for a John Cassevetes swing but I wish this was longer,

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Great story. Could only happen in a homophobic society.

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Powerful. Personal. And like the other Duplass shorts, very real.

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human sexuality a very meaty subject matter,however there is not much to this film expected more

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This was hard for me to follow. Thy spoke too softly, and it seemed contrived.

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We are invited to join this intense, personal, and emotional exchange between really close friends. But, we are offered a "fly-on-the-wall" perspective therefore, we participate as observer only. Wow. Don't we all wish we had a circle of friends like this? How do you feel when their friend leaves the apartment after offering an honest confession? Film taken to another level (again)! Ride the roller-coaster! Enjoy!

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I could only make it about 15 minutes into it before the poor acting got the best of me.

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A 2004 edited version of "The Boys in the Band"???? Not bad. Would recommend it.

I was very entertained by the way this short was shot and acted. Very realistically done.....entertaining and almost unsettling. Love the true home movie look of this film.

Classic Zissis.

Its very good. I love the Duplass

short and right to the point. It really annoyed me because they should have gone around the room and labled all of these "other" friends!

I THOUGHT IT WAS A DUMB FILM. TO CORNER YOUR SO CALLED FRIEND AND FORCE HIM TO CONFESS SOMETHING ABOUT HIMSELF THAT HE OBVIOUSLY WAS NOT READY TO DO IN THE NAME OF FRIENDSHIP WAS CRUEL. A PERSON'S SEXUALITY IS SOMETHING VERY PERSONAL AND SHOULD BE LEFT UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL TO TALK ABOUT WHEN THEIR READY TO. TO STRIP HIM NAKED BEFORE EVERYONE EVEN IF THEY ARE HIS FRIENDS WAS MEAN. THEY WERE NOT THINKING ABOUT HIS FEELINGS AT ALL. THEY JUST WANTED TO BE RIGHT. THEY SHOULD HAVE MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS.

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awe, I thought it was jUST ok. Nothing note worthy .... I would have love to seen what happened afterwards??