A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Its titillating title promises ribald laughs, but the lazily written, indifferently acted, and only sporadically funny A Good Old Fashioned Orgy fails to consummate.


Movie Info

A close group of 30-somethings spend every weekend throwing elaborate theme parties at their friend Eric's (Jason Sudeikis) family home in the Hamptons. When Eric's dad decides to sell off their summer playground, the friends agree there is only one way to have the biggest and brashest send off party, a good old fashioned orgy. -- (C) Samuel Goldwyn

Rating: R (for pervasive strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 27, 2011
Box Office: $0.1M
Runtime:
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site

Cast


as Alison

as McCrudden

as Duquez

as Marcus

as Ice Cream Girl

as Mr. Weber

as Vic George

as Female Cop

as Kate

as Dody

as Golfer

as Mrs. Weber

as Mr. Weber
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Critic Reviews for A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (27)

It hedges its bets in the big climax--so to speak.

Full Review… | September 6, 2011
Richard Roeper.com
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You don't review a movie like "A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy." You autopsy it.

Full Review… | September 2, 2011
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Jason Sudeikis, mildly annoying in small doses, turns out to be greatly annoying in large ones, as our hero.

Full Review… | September 2, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
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Sitting through "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" is like being monopolized by the most irritating person at a really boring party.

Full Review… | September 2, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Chlamydia, gonorrhea and Jason Sudeikis are three reasons to stay well clear of "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy," but they're not the only ones.

Full Review… | September 2, 2011
New York Post
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Gregory and Huyck keep their frat boy (and girl) lark grounded while making sure no bit is left untouched.

Full Review… | September 2, 2011
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

McCrudden: Endurance training. For Labor Day.

"A comedy about old friends in new positions."

I was pleasantly surprised by A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. Actually, I kind of hate myself for not giving it a better rating, but I had some qualms with how it decided to wrap up everything. I didn't expect this to be such a well made and actually involving film and when it actually got to the orgy, the scene had some heart involved. It was the disgusting, vile film I thought it would be. Sure there was the typical gross out dialogue, but nothing like you'd expect from a film titled, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. 

A group of friends always congregate to the leaders(Eric) summer house, where he throws wild parties. The only problem is he doesn't own it; his dad does. When his dad decides to sell it, they all decide to throw one last party. Now all the parties always had themes, and this time, Eric decides to make that theme, "A good old fashioned orgy." Only the close nit group of friends will be invited to this one and it takes some talking to get some of them to join.

I can understand the negative reviews. A lot of people just don't like movies that are like this, based in sex. The only thing is, is at the heart of this film is friendship. It's not as single minded as you would be led to believe and I actually thought the movie did an amazing job of commercializing the plot, to a degree. 

Look, this isn't great filmmaking, it's not necessarily intelligent filmmaking, but it is a lot of fun and extremely funny. While, I'm giving this a mild recommendation; subjectively I enjoyed this a lot more than my rating indicates. It was a pleasure to watch and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the performance from Jason Sudekis. The rest of the cast wasn't too bad either. I especially liked Tyler Labine. This is one of those late night movies to watch when you don't really want to think, but just want to have a few laughs.

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Melvin White

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½

Surprisingly well made and certainly enjoyable, Orgy is an indie comedy that bases itself on the characters, and their intense bond as lifelong friends over sexual humor almost every time. It boasts an impressive cast of character actors included Lindsay Sloane, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Lucy Bunch, and Michelle Borth as the hold their own women. On the other side are all seminally famous leading men, including SNL's Jason Sudeikis as our portagonist, Eric, comedian Nick Kroll, Reaper's Tyler Labine, and Freaks and Geeks alum Martin Starr. I was watching with the inexplicable desire to compare this film to another about a large group of old friends who are put at odds: The Big Chill. Both have humor that borders on the goofy but in a lackadaisical connotation, both have a large cast that are very believable, and both are great films to watch in order to lose yourself for a bit of time. Unlike its predecessor it does not touch on serious themes such as suicide, homosexuality, or impotence. It's more of a silly romp that never takes itself particularly seriously. The title alone probably suggests something that stays tame and relies on petty, vulgar jokes to keep its momentum. Instead there is also a biting wit and a penchant for the absurd that bolsters it into being something that straddles the line between its rating and an R. It dares to go to the extreme unlike many other films, delivering something that is beyond expectation. The film does examine the intricacies of friendship and the pros and cons of having an orgy, even with these eccentric circumstances. Really, it's much better than all the evidence suggests, and delivers in a big way.

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Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

½

I quite liked A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. It had lots of funny moments, wasn't cliched and was silly without being really stupid. It also had a cast that were convincing as a group of friends and I think that is why it works so well, although I guess depends on who you ask. For my Money, I was pleasantly surprised and laughed pretty much throughout!

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Anthony Lawrie

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