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Slow to start, and based on a very contrived story about the reluctant (!) revenge of an authoress who, long ago, was very briefly humiliated in her quietly hypocritical home town, this was a missed opportunity to do anything much more than parade a lot of Jewish-style original-sin/Garden of Eden Angst about nakedness and trot out some stock characters, including, of course, an asexual, nerdy, fat guy glued to his video games, he not even noticing the naked woman in front of him (when she eventually presents herself so - will even he get his kit off come the finish?) and an older, bronzed-up free-spirit who tries (mainly unsuccessfully) to being the others out of their shell: he, alone, is comfortable without his clothes. A moment or two of gay sex (with the mayor..) is played only for laughs - again, a cop-out - let's keep it safe, boys !
Basically, you keep hoping that something will actually happen beyond biting their lower lip and hopping from foot to foot but it doesn't, mainly.
It's winsome enough - in other words fairly funny and the concept is promising, but it could have been savagely amusing if the direction had been more daring. There is insufficient nudity, however handled, to justify the plot, let alone to delight (or shock, depending on which view you usually take of it). One thing works, though - the title of the picture. They do one hell of a lot of planning but almost no orgying and no orgying means no real chance to set the town alight, small though it may well be.
Back in the 50's, the British made a number of modest, charming and gentle comedies (often with Peter Sellers) that weren't LOL funny but kept a smile on your face throughout. Later, Bill Forsyth (Local Hero) managed the same effect. Delightfully humane comedies, with a tinge of weirdness. Now the Canadians have produced several more, e.g. A Dog's Breakfast, and Y.P.F. (which this very much resembles). And , for trivia buffs, the latter all have major links to Stargate: Atlantis. This is, in part, a modest ribbing of small-town life, but is more about relationships (with no treacle). The simulated sex is played for humor, and the nudity is contextual and limited (and if that's a body double in Jewel's big nude scene, I don't want to know that. Ever). Like the other films mentioned, it is pleasantly satisfying If you have been deterred by Amazon's BD-R warning, in case BD-Rs are as inferior to BDs as DVD-Rs are to DVDs, don't be. I haven't seen a BD-R before, and this one has a dark label side which makes it hard to see the data side, but the latter does appear much darker than a standard Blu-ray. There is no indication on the box or disk that this is anything but a Blu-ray, and my Oppo reads it as a standard Blu-ray. The bit rate is between 20 and 30 Mb/sec, like an ordinary BD. The picture is crisp and detailed (and the film has high production values for a small, indie film), and looks beautiful on a big screen. Indeed, if this really is a BD-R, I see why they blocked them from the North American market; you could record far better ones off satellite than you could buy from the studios (with all that annoying garbage like forced previews and time bars, which this disk doesn't have). I don't buy DVD-Rs because they are standard def visual hash, but I won't hesitate to buy BD-Rs if they all look as good as this one.
Jewel Staite plays a woman who returns to the small town where she grew up after a humiliating incident in high school for which the entire town remembers her. She believes she lives a "boring" social life but come to find out so do many of her adversaries whom she went to HS with. So, they concoct a plan to have a group experience to "spice up" their lives.
To be frank, the main reason I picked up this DVD was Jewel Staite. I fell head-over-heels for her after her portrayal of the feisty engineer in the science fiction movie SERENITY. She reminds me a bit of a young Dana Delaney.
Unfortunately, while this movie COULD have been pretty good, in the end it fell short of what I was expecting. The main reason was pretty simple: they pretty much made a "G" Rated film. Why does one want a G Rated movie with a title like this one? There's maybe 5 seconds of nudity in the whole film & most of it is male nudity (yawn). The course of the film had every opportunity for much, much more....but always held back. Too bad.
Despite the salacious title, there is very little of the erotic in this movie. The acting is poor, the writing the same. If it was supposed to be comedic, the jokes fell flat. The one saving grace of this flick is it's short.
this is an ok comedy. the sex scenes were not erotic per say except for the beginning of the movie and the one with Jewel Staite. . as you had Lauren Lee Smith in here do sex scenes that were not erotic so that would definitely meant that someone owed her a big favor or the scenes were meant to be comedic rather than soft core porn.(or in Lee's case hard core). the extended or deleted scenes were much hotter. even the bloopers were a bit hotter than the movie itself.
if it were to see a scantly clad Jewel Staite getting laid I would give it five stars. hell I would give it 10 stars. but the script was bad as well as the editing of the movie. there was not enough to really get involved with the characters unless you saw the deleted scenes. as seeing the movie only will not really make sense per say or at least have fleshed out characters (no pun intended).