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If you want a break from the over-saturated frenzy of endless hype, hysteria and general nastiness that goes on nonstop in today's media, this is the perfect antidote! Return to the days when video itself was an expensive thing of wonder, when porn was something to giggle about, and when sex was a total mystery. "Getting It On!" is really worth it!
I noticed that- as I write thin (4/21/13) Amazon does not have the 2013 release listed but Amazon usually groups ALL reviews of a title together- even with different release dates. So make sure you are buying the 2013 version.
The film came out at the time of the teen sex comedies like "Porky's" and "Getting it On" is no different. There are sex jokes and a few scenes of topless women. But the clothes (and the old VCRs that are involved in the plot) are definitely reminders of the 80s. The acting - by folks you never hear from again - is wooden and the budget low. If I remember correctly, it was about $200,000. (in 1983). I learned this by listening to the 10 minute bonus "photo featurette with Commentary" where Olsen talks about how he funded the project - and gives advice to other budding filmmakers. There's also a full length commentary from Olson (I didn't listen to that) as well as a 5 minute section with the New York auditions for the 4 actors who got the roles. (How often do you get to see auditions?). It did prove to me that the actors were as wooden in the auditions as in the film, despite Olsen's direction. (I guess it was another case of "you get what you pay for".Read more ›
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This really is a cheesy movie, the only reason I wanted it is because it was made at the high school when I went there.Published on July 14, 2013 by Scott Willis
I didn't like this film. I should have saved my money and spent two hours doing something else.Published on May 18, 2010 by Larry J. Bowden
For those not familiar, the title of the film Getting It On (1983), sometimes known as Getting It On! Read morePublished on December 13, 2006 by cookieman108
This movie sounded like it would be a good one to watch after reading the ONE customer review it got. Read morePublished on March 3, 2006 by J. Davis