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Movie Review: 'A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy' -- 1.5 stars

A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy

A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy

A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy
1.5 stars
Written and directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck
Starring Jason Sudeikis, Lake Bell, Tyler Labine, Michelle Borth
Rated R

It may be an R-rated comedy with butts, breasts and even full-frontal male nudity, but “A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy” is about as dull as sexfarces come.

The orgy participants are a group of thirty-something pals who, at the suggestionof alpha friend Eric (Jason Sudeikis), decide to throw a love fest over Labor Day weekend. It’s kind of a last hurrah before the Hamptons vacation home they’ve gatheredat for years is sold.

These are your gardenvarietyHamptons weekenders— they like to drink andparty, but there’s nothingprurient about their friendship.

It’s all platonic, which makes the idea of bedding each other as uncomfortableas it sounds. Some of them need cajoling, but after some leaps of logic, the skeptics become convinced.

There’s potential for some wonderfully awkward comedy here, and you have to give directors Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck credit for making you wonder what on earth this orgy is going to look like. Will it be sexy, or just painfully cringe-worthy?

Sadly, by the time the orgy arrives, your interest is hanging by a thread.

The banter between thesefriends is so staged, it’s hard to buy into the wholeambience. The dialogue is earnest but full of platitudes.

The movie might have been easier to stomach if the characters were morelikable, but they range frombland to obnoxious.

If you’re looking for a breezy end-of-summer ensemble comedy, try “Our Idiot Brother” instead.

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