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All American Orgy
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2011
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It's a good movie, well written and acted, realistic situations and personalities, but so hard to sit through (and yet I did...) It was great to see the characters click through this difficult situation, but the difficult situation wasn't really fun to witness. For those who are wondering, there is very little sex, so if you're looking for cheesecake, go somewhere else : ) If what the writers were hoping to get across was that real orgies are a rare and unrealistic event, then I'd say they've done a great job. I liked it. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who's trying to find a way to dissuade their partner from trying to set up an orgy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2011
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Thanks to pure coincidence, I was able to view the 2009 sex comedy "All American Orgy" one evening on television. I found myself pleasantly surprised by clever dialog and a few hilarious situations in this clumsy independent work. With the worst title in film history (second only to Porky's), I fully expected "All American Orgy" to be a tasteless romp uncomfortably lowering my IQ. Instead, it's a sexually frank, challenging film detailing the intimate frustrations of a trio of late-20-something couples hoping to spice their dreary marriages.

Situated in Louisiana of all places, the three couples, friends since college, decide to meet for the weekend in the country where they'll sip mojitos and participate in group sex. The couples are a mixed bag of contrasts, including Alan and Yasmine (Adam Busch and Yasmine Kittles), a bickering yuppie pair; Gordon and Rachel (Jordan Kessler and Aimee-Lynn Chadwick), an alcoholic and a belle; and Todd and Tina (Ted Beck and Laura Silverman), a rustic, earthy twosome hosting the event. It's clear early on some have lusts for others and there's even a surprise proclamation of love. But through a comedy of errors, the orgy never really takes place, though they certainly try. If this ruins the film for you, well, go rent a porn.

There's some interesting twists likely intentional, most notably one of the least exotic locales one can imagine for such shenanigans. A dilapidated Louisiana lake house with wood paneling, green couches and stained curtains is certainly not the stuff of 9 1/2 Weeks. The film also made a conscious effort to tone down the attractiveness of its leads, adorned in frumpy clothes with one character sporting what appears to be polyester slacks. They are unshaven, in need of good haircuts and a bit on the chunky side. Bottom line, these are not bodies one would wish to see naked in sunlight. But aye, there's the rub and charm of "All American Orgy."

The dialog is too explicit for its own good, with some lines so bawdy as to cause Sex and the City: The Movie (Widescreen Edition)'s Samantha Jones to blush. But it's accurate. We have understated scenes of flatulence, orgasms, drug use, bulges, urination, vomiting, sniffing and toe-sucking, but very little in the way of nudity. No one, it appears, really wishes to take off their clothes. But this group loves talking sex. In fact, there's barely a line of dialog not referencing the act.

The film backs itself into a corner and stumbles towards an awkward and abrupt conclusion involving an unneccesary character. But I must admit I was interested throughout and enjoyed the performances, even if several roles were not properly fleshed out. Busch and Kittles have great presence displaying the talent for future success. Beck, who plays the most obnoxious character, wrote the film's screenplay. He has a good ear for comedic dialog but needs work with vision and sublety. I suppose the best way to describe "All American Orgy" is a low-rent version of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, the wonderful 1969 Paul Mazursky film detailing sexual awakenings amidst upper middle class souls. While the conclusions of both films are similar, "All American Orgy" lacks the poetry and universal depth of its predecessor.
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on May 8, 2013
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Excellent DVD sexy funny cute romantic teenage cuteness so go buy it now you will enjoy it so have a good night watching and fun
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on December 23, 2012
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The title deceives and the content splits your side! This movie is a hilarious movie if you can permit yourself to be cerebral. Much of it will seem even funnier when you think about scenes later on, or watch it again and again. Some may be disappointed to find out that it is not a raunchy graphic movie. Others may say it is so bad it's good. But I cannot think of another movie that has made me think to laugh and laugh to think than this one. I could see this film emerging as a cult classic. Sort of like The Big Lebowski meets American Pie!
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on March 3, 2012
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This move wasn't even all that funny. Felt like it was intended to be made with regular people, perhaps reality show-esque. Maybe it's better if you watch it wasted.
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on January 2, 2012
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This movie was very content focused, -- not like your b-movie where they are just trying to come up with some slop to match the box title (which would be the main selling point) close enough to get the thing out the door and move on to the next. The dialog doesn't follow the typical rules about how people talk and act and respond in your standard formula Hollywood fare, its very realistic and interesting -- as if the people really exist instead of all coming out of one writer's head. I really enjoyed it, and hope to see a lot more orgy movies coming out, because I would like to see the nation moving in that direction culturally in the coming decades! (Just saw "A Good Old-fashioned Orgy" which is the polar opposite of this film, but good it its own way).
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2011
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Here you have three couples that want to get together to have an orgy, which sounds interesting to most of them in concept, but considering the women each have a problem with having sex with one or more of the guys because of how gross/douchey they are, then the orgy has a problem getting legs.

So it's not a movie that has sex in it, but rather a movie about six acquaintances trying to work themselves up into a sexual situation.

You have a nerdy guy and his ski-slope nosed horny girlfriend, and they aren't getting along as a couple and they brought Platypus Wine to the party. From the start, you wonder why they're together. Nerdy guy is afraid of black people. You'd think he'd have the funny lines, like the kid in Hot Tub Time Machine, but he doesn't. None of them do.

You have the skinniest guy you've ever seen who looks dorky, has a disgusting sense of humor, nothing funny to say, a drinking problem, a drug problem, sleeps all the time, and of course he has the hottest girl there. Who isn't necessarily Hot, but she's so much better looking than the others that this makes her more attractive.

You have the hosts of the party. David Arquette's sleazy twin and his self-loathing wife, who doesn't want to have the orgy but likes pleasing her gross husband.

This review is already way too long. The dialogue isn't funny and there's nothing sexy about this flick. It's a couple losers and a nerdy guy with women they probably don't deserve, making stupid remarks back and forth, trying to get ready to do this thing that never ends up transpiring (which is probably the only thing that's decent about the movie, because it wouldn't make sense to have these 6 having an orgy). I'm guessing the highlight of the movie is supposed to be either when they're sitting in a circle saying which body part about themselves they hate the most, which isn't funny, or when David Arquette is hitting tennis balls at his stepson's tent with the other 5 inside trying to figure out what went wrong with their evening, which also wasn't funny. In the end, our hero (the nerdy guy) professes his love to the attractive one, who seemed to be into him, but you never find out if she is going to dump her loser skinny boyfriend for the nerd, or if she's going to try finding someone on her own. And it probably doesn't matter.

The something that you're waiting for in this movie never ends up happening. The conversations in the movie probably won't make you laugh once. The comparison to "Curb your enthusiasm" is ridiculous and very insulting to Larry David. This movie is complete crap.

If uninteresting dialogue among characters you'll never care about is your thing, then enjoy.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2011
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This movie has no humour. The acting is very bad even in terms of B movies.
In short, it's worth nothing.
I bought it for $5 from the local Walmart. What a waste of money!
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2010
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I happened to see this film in Louisiana, where they filmed it. First, let me unequivocally state that this film earned its R-rating; it is not the kind of film you want to watch with your family. Second, if you are a fan of comedy that goes way out into the inappropriate, where the characters say and do things that make you shake your head in disbelief and then burst out laughing, you will love this movie. It's a comedy that belongs on your shelf if you are a fan of David O. Russell, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Larry David and comedies that rely more on brilliant dialogue than pratfalls or sight gags.

The story is that three couples have decided to go out to a lake house on a strawberry farm where they will all mutually engage in their first orgy. It's not entirely clear how these three young couples are friends, or even why. Now imagine that scenario written by the neurotic, inappropriate characters on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The three men are completely different personalities and don't even like each other, so it makes for some hilarious exchanges, as they are now literally planning on having sex with the others' girlfriends. The women all have different motivations for wanting to participate in this orgy, and as the story unfolds, you find yourself laughing out loud at certain revelations. Yasmine's solution for not wanting to have to look at Gordon during sex had me convulsing, as did Todd's commentary on his preference for what type of sex with his wife, played by Laura Silverman (Sarah Silverman's sister).

Standout performances from the neophyte cast, including Ted Beck (who also wrote it) and Yasmine Kittles, who could be the next darlings of indie cinema. Also great performances from Jordan Kessler as an aloof, amoral sensualist who says exactly what is on his mind, and Adam Busch as a repressed nerd with secret feelings for someone else at the orgy. Almost forgot to mention the effervescent and charming Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, who lights up the screen in every scene she is in.

A very funny film and an astonishing debut from these young filmmakers.All American Orgy
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2011
Format: DVD
I started watching this movie on a whim and knew almost from the start it was going to be like a train wreck that you just can't look away from.

At first it seems like these three couples have girls that are good friends so they decided to try this new adventure. None of the guys really like each other, but hey, they all want to give this a try too. It turns out that the weekend was the idea of one guy who is a sick jerk who has no problem with treating women like property or meat. One of the guys is a alcoholic drug addict who has no problems with laying around all day waiting for his girlfriend to come home to take care of him. The last guy is very uptight, but not in a funny or endearing way. The women are likable enough, but not enough to save this movie.

This movie has one or two funny lines surrounded by a bunch of trash, including lots of crass names for female genitalia, and using these names to identify the women themselves.

So I sat through the movie waiting for that moment of train wreck that made it all worthwhile. It NEVER happened.

The worst part of the movie is the lack of resolution. Nothing changes or gets fixed. I almost wanted to stand up and shout at the TV "Really? That was it? Really?" The characters do not improve, the dysfunctional relationships do not change, nothing.

There was nothing sexy and not much funny about this movie. Do not waste your time.
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