‘Buddy Games’ Trailer: A Bunch Of Friends Get Rowdy For Cash In Josh Duhamel’s Directorial Debut

Remember the old Toys R Us jingle? “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid”? Nobody wants to become a boring adult, we want to live the way we did when we were kids, and that’s why some of us continue reading comics, playing video games, and so forth even as we get older. Others keep up the childhood group games they loved well into adulthood, and that’s what Josh Duhamel’s directorial debut, Buddy Games, is all about.

Looking very similar to the recent comedy Tag, the story in Buddy Games follows a group of friends who have a big fight and don’t speak to one another for years. That is until one reunites them for a competition and a $150K cash prize.

Duhamel, who also stars and wrote the script, has put together a fun cast with Dax Shepard, Olivia Munn, Nick Swardson (Well, here’s one exception), Kevin Dillon, Jensen Ackles, and James Roday.

Buddy Games arrives on DVD, digital, and VOD on November 24th.

SYNOPSIS: Josh Duhamel (Transformers) stars in this wild and hilarious, no-holds-barred comedy. After six lifelong friends have a five year falling out, Bob (Duhamel), aka “The Bobfather”, reunites his pals for the Buddy Games, an insane competition of absurd physical and mental challenges with the chance to win a $150,000 pot. Now all bets are off, as the determined dudes fight, claw, and party for the big bucks in this star-studded bro-fest featuring Dax Shepard (CHiPs), Olivia Munn (Office Christmas Party) and Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”).

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.