For the Duplass brothers’ particular style of storytelling to work, they need to find very small moments that have overwhelming significance for their characters. To that end, they’ve cooked up a rock-solid premise with The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
The movie stars Steve Zissis and Mark Kelly as Mark and Jeremy, two middle-aged brothers who are decades deep into a sibling rivalry that’s pretty much defined who they are as individuals. When they were teenagers, they invented a 25-event competition that ended controversially and led younger brother Jeremy to talk smack about it to Mark for years afterwards.
When Mark, whose doctors have told him to avoid...