"...Jay Duplass was never destined to be a success. None of this had to happen..."
"...It started out as a sweet lovefest, the Duplass brothers taking the stage before their new film Cyrus unspooled to heartfelt applause and cheers. "We've been waiting for years to have one of our movies screen at the Paramount on Saturday night!" exclaimed Mark Duplass, to congratulatory cheers and applause...."
"...Directed by: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Starring: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon, Rae Dawn Chong, Steve Zissis and Evan Ross...."
"...It's 2002. Brothers and aspiring filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass are sitting in Jay's small apartment on West Mary Street in South Austin doing nothing..."
"...Directed by: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Starring: Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis, Jennifer LaFleur, Julie Vorus and Reid Williams...."
"...Directed by: Jay Duplass. Starring: Mark Duplass, Kathryn Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Bari Dahan, Gerald Finnegan and Julie Fischer..."
"...the list is endless. Jay and Mark Duplass are not immune to the trope of the emotionally stunted male; in fact, they have built their careers on his very back, from their feature-length debut, The Puffy Chair (2005), to their mainstream breakout, Cyrus (2010), to Mark's role on the raunchy FX fantasy football sitcom, The League..."
"...Directed by: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Starring: John C..."
"...And now you're about to be utterly hooked on the new HBO series Togetherness. Created by the formerly Austin- and now Los Angeles-based filmmaking sibs Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair; Baghead; Jeff, Who Lives at Home), the show revolves around the emotional minutiae of thirtysomething life and marriage in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of L.A...."
"...It's silly, yeah, but now that we're watching the playback, we all have to agree that it's also more than a little creepy. By "we," I mean the crew there are six of us on the latest production from ex-Austinites Jay and Mark Duplass..."
"...Cyrus, on the other hand, is Molly's son; she is his best friend, his playmate, and nothing – especially John – is going to come between them, not if he can help it. Such is the central conflict of Cyrus, the new film from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass...."
"..."Our relationship is that I keep trying to get Jay to make a movie, and he's like, 'It's not good enough, it's not good enough.' And a lot of the time, he's right, but I'm still pushing at him just to make it, so we have no choice but to make it good enough so we can do it." The goading that eventually produced the nuanced hilarity of The Puffy Chair began in earnest at Sundance 2004, when brothers Mark and Jay Duplass screened their short film "Scrabble," a follow-up to "This Is John," which had run the previous year in the festival's shorts competition. They vowed that in 2005, they'd return with a feature..."
"...Did seeing the just-released trailer for the Duplass brothers' new comedy The Do-Deca-Pentathlon get you pumped? Turns out you won't have to wait all that long: The Austin Film Society's Best of the Fests program will sneak the film June 4, a whole month before its national release date...."
"...The Austin Film Festival just announced its first ten titles for the 2011 program, with highlights including the regional premiere of the Duplass Brothers' latest, Jeff Who Lives at Home, a documentary about Tetris-heads, and Lynne Ramsay's much-buzzed about We Need to Talk About Kevin...."
"...Directed by: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Starring: Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig and Elise Muller..."
"..."Indie veteran." Mark Duplass winces at the words, repeating them with mock astonishment as if it hasn't been nearly a decade since he and older brother Jay won over audiences at the Sundance and South by Southwest film festivals with their first feature, The Puffy Chair. The University of Texas alumni have since collaborated on four additional films (including Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home) while producing other indies, some of which Mark has also starred in between shooting five seasons of the FX sitcom The League...."
"...In New York, former Austin resident Jay Duplass settles into that special corner of his apartment where a cell phone actually works to give an interview for this article, but my first question is cut off by a more important call. The post-production house finishing his feature, The Puffy Chair, to High Definition video is encountering some difficulties (and they're the second facility now to work on it)..."
"...It's all very funny, one of many very funny scenes in The Puffy Chair, but it's a problem that Josh has to solve as "the Clark Griswold for this trip," which is what Mark Duplass, who plays Josh, calls him. "He's got his girlfriend and his little brother [the excellent Rhett Wilkins], but in some ways these are his kids, and he wants to be like a grownup and take care of everything..."
"...The Texas-specific Lone Star States sidebar has been axed this year (go here for SXSW Film Producer Janet Pierson's thoughts on the decision and the lineup in general). But TX filmmakers are still represented, with new films from Bob Byington, the Duplass brothers, Jonny Mars, Andrew Garrison, and Yaké Smith, as well as local premieres of fest-tested films from the Zellner Bros..."
"...It’s a delicate comedy, full of tonal shifts that miss their cues or get lost in the exposition. The screenplay by Mark and Jay Duplass would have been in better hands, perhaps, if the prolific creative duo had directed it themselves, since the story’s tone skates on the tenuous line between comedy and tragedy, evidenced in such Duplass brothers’ work as their TV show Togetherness or the features Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home..."