A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

I think a lot of people probably will or have skipped seeing A Good Old Fashioned Orgy simply because of the title. It kinda suffers in that way like Zack and Miri Make a Porno did. The titles are just going to put some people off, which is ridiculous.

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy reminds me of movies like A Wet Hot American Summer, or the numerous other 80s films that seemed that are coming to mind. It’s about a group of thirty year olds who have been friends for ages. Their summer retreat is being sold off and they have to decide what their last big party is going to be. They end up deciding to have an orgy with just that small group of friends.

Now I’ll just get straight to the question people are going to have; the orgy. Yes the orgy happens. The last half hour maybe is their labor day party/orgy. I think one of the actresses shows her breasts briefly, but other than that there’s no nudity there. You just see people half-naked, but everything is pretty much covered. It’s rather tame compared to one of the scenes earlier in the movie.

Anyways, I’m torn. I liked the movie. It’s nothing special and it’s not great, but it’s really likeable. Unfortunately I guess I was ultimately let down. I was kind of expecting the film to be a bit more raunchier than it was. There just weren’t that many dirty jokes or anything. It easily could have been a PG-13 movie since it didn’t really feel like an R rated movie. In fact I think the rating has to do with the few shots of breasts. I mean there really isn’t any cursing either. That’s not a bad thing, but I guess I went in figuring that the movie would contain that kind of humor. The comedians who are in the movie are really good at the kind of humor to, but that wasn’t here.

The cast is impressive, but again I felt let down. They’re all great comedic actors, but no one really stood out. They all did a decent job, but again the talent there just seemed wasted.

It’s a good movie, but it really was a disappointment if you went in thinking that it would be great because of the premise and cast. Again I kind of was thinking it may be along the lines of Zack and Miri, but it wasn’t.  Maybe my expectations were to high. Still a decent flick though.

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