If Jeff, Who Lives at Home — well, at least the closing act of it — felt like an unexpectedly ambitious thematic leap for Jay and Mark Duplass, their rapidly-approaching follow-up, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, certainly sounds like a return to original form. It’s hard to imagine from the film’s logline — “two brothers who secretly competed in their own version of the Olympics as children…feel compelled to settle things with a rematch as adults” — that it’s something bound to breach the same lofty concerns of Jeff‘s finale.
That’s no complaint, mind you. Their first feature work, The Puffy Chair, is full of insightful and touching moments precisely because of their intimate, pinpointed scale; based on our satisfied SXSW review, that effect seems to match up rather closely with the rewards offered by Pentathlon.
In anticipation of the film’s July 6th release date — I had no idea it was that soon, either — Vulture has debuted the theatrical poster, which, for better or worse, definitely has that quirky-indie thing going for it. Mark Kelly and Steve Zissis will play the sibling duo at the story’s center. Check out the poster in its full size below.
Are you eager for a stripped-down return to form for the Duplass brothers, or do you prefer their more studio-bent work?
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