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DouchebagIt takes some serious stones to make a movie called "Douchebag" -- the title doesn't exactly scream mass-audience appeal -- but that didn't deter director Drake Doremus from doing just that.

"Douchebag," Doremus' second foray into feature filmmaking after last year's "Spooner," is quite accomplished for a movie that was shot on a shoestring budget, is based off a 30-page outline, was mostly improvised and features two unknown leads. It was a hit with audiences at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is now looking to make a dent in theaters... despite a title that doesn't truly convey the movie's surprising poignancy.

"Originally, the movie was called 'Mary Barger,' but we didn't think that was going to get any attention," Doremus tells MTV News. "To be honest, with a small movie like this you kind of have to have something that's attention-grabbing. That was a big reason for it. Plus, it had a nice ring to it, so we just went with it."

In addition to having a nice ring, it's also very apropos. The movie follows estranged brothers Sam (Andrew Dickler) and Tom (Ben York Jones) as they reconnect on a road trip to find Tom's long-lost fifth-grade flame Mary Barger (thus the film's original title) so Tom can bring her to Sam's wedding to the beautiful Steph (Marguerite Moreau). Tom is a quiet, sensitive artist willing to work things out with his bro; Sam is a selfish, abrasive, Grizzly-Adams-beard-sporting kite enthusiast who doesn't appreciate that Steph is too good for him in just about every way. In other words, he's the titular d-bag. Read More...

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