‘Buddy Games: Spring Awakening’ Trailer Has Josh Duhamel Partying Old School During Spring Break

Buddy Games, Josh Duhamel’s directorial debut comedy about a group of reunited friends engaged in ridiculous games and daring to uplift a dying friend’s spirits, was surprisingly well-received in 2019. So much so that it has not only been adapted into an upcoming television series, but has also spawned a sequel, Buddy Games: Spring Awakening.

Duhamel returns to direct and star in the Buddy Games sequel, reuniting with prior cast members Dan Bakkedahl, Kevin Dillon, Josh Duhamel, James Roday Rodriguez, Nick Swardson. Jensen Ackles also returns, with Ginnifer Goodwin joining in on the fun that takes the guys’ antics to spring break.

Here’s the full synopsis: Dan Bakkedahl (Veep), Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Josh Duhamel (Transformers Franchise), James Roday Rodriguez (Psych), and Nick Swardson (Grandma’s Boy) reunite for the hilariously outrageous sequel to the hit comedy! Faced with their biggest challenge yet, the gang sets out to honor a lost friend only to find themselves in the middle of where it all began – Spring Break – where they learn their old school ways of partying hardly compete with today’s generation.

Buddy Games: Spring Awakening opens in select theaters on May 19th, followed by digital on June 2nd.


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.