Duane Hopwood is a 2005 film featured in the Sundance Film Festival starring David Schwimmer and Janeane Garofalo, with a supporting cast featuring Judah Friedlander, Dick Cavett, Susan Lynch, John Krasinski, Rachel Covey, and Mia Dillon. The movie was written and directed by Matt Mulhern and released by IFC Films in November 2005.
The film's plot centers on the title character (Schwimmer), an alcoholic whose life is spiraling downward rapidly after his divorce from Linda (Garofalo).
The movie, writer/director Matt Mulhern's second film, was well received by critics, named by Roger Ebert as "one of the best movies of 2005." He also said that David Schwimmer gave a "career-transforming performance." IFC did not release the film in New York City or Los Angeles, focusing instead on Philadelphia, Tucson and Kansas City. HBO released the DVD in April 2006 and Showtime and The Movie Channel began the cable run in December 2006.