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Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.) (2007)

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Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 7

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Director Martin Gero turns his knowing lens on five different archetypal relationships in a caustic romantic comedy highlighting the amusing similarities and bizarre differences in human relationships. Sexually frustrated blonde Abby (Kristin Booth) is stuck in a domestic rut with her hyper sensitive boyfriend Andrew (Josh Dean); will the pair be able to smooth things out or could it be that their relationship was actually doomed from the very beginning? Yet while folks like Abby and Andrew are

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Martin Gero, Aaron Abrams

Oct 14, 2008

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The cast tries but rarely achieves an authenticity of emotional intimacy, as if everyone knows they're going to be cut away from -- how else to say it? -- prematurely.

September 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A more accurate moniker for this sex comedy might be Attractive White People Nattering On.

September 11, 2008 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Comment (1)
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Neither as extreme nor, for that matter, as interesting as its troublesome title.

September 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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YPF caused a minor sensation at last year's Toronto Film Festival, but I guess the chance to see Canucks even partially disrobed is a selling point up there.

August 29, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comment (1)
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The jarring skips required for clockwork peeks into each sexual narrative turn all the participants into reductive character sketches, spouting pithy one-liners and sporting ready-to-wear emotions on their sleeves.

August 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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In truth, Canadian filmmaker Martin Gero's very funny and insightful feature debut is far less shocking than its detractors -- most of whom haven't even seen it -- would have you believe.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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It's just a non-stop even flow of whining from people who have nothing to whine about.

February 23, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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The smaller scale also holds some solid indie charm.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Like life, it's sweet, messy, awkward, and dull.

September 12, 2008 Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly
I.E. Weekly

Actually a pretty staid affair, showing much less nudity than most R-rated films and coming down firmly, for the most part, in the pro-monogamy camp.

September 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Its willingness to tackle common, yet squirm-inducing sexual predicaments with blunt, sometimes hysterical wordplay will certainly command attention.

September 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A smart and funny look at how people react under extreme sexual pressure.

August 27, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

It is, in short, a 'funny because it's true' comedy for adults, a potentially commercial film of the sort we should be making in this country. It has a sense of joy. No one in it ever contemplates suicide.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

There's too much talk and not enough action in the balance and eventually the straitjacket structure of the script is a schematic that grows tiresome.

October 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

...a fast-paced and very funny look at contemporary relationships.

September 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.)

Isn't as serious as it should have been.
January 16, 2010
emilebond007

Super Reviewer

A clever ensemble piece about the circumstances under which people aged 20-32 find themselves... well... having sex. A movie about sex that depicts what's necessary without being tasteless, this is an examination of various preconceptions, misconceptions and warped perceptions about sex, and asks the questions so many people ask themselves and each other. A one-of-a-kind film that really makes other movies' depictions of sex seem very shallow, this one doesn't have the best acting, or writing, but it's interestingly structured and makes it point very well.
April 24, 2009
danperry17

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7/10
A cleverly written Canadian comedy that is a lot more tame than the title suggests and you may expect. It's likeable cast is a major contributing factor to the films success. Y.P.F. is a frank and entertaining little gem that you should definately check out.
April 12, 2009
YLOWBSTARDreturns

Super Reviewer

Y.P.F. is...difficult to review. The tag line is, "Sex without complications?....yeah, right." This pretty much describes the movie as well as it can be described. Five different pairings at different stages of the relationship spectrum all go to bed, and we see what the results are of their hanky-panky.

There are some really diverse situations here, from two ex-lovers who want to spend another night together, to a guy who wants his roommate to have sex with his girlfriend while he watches. Complicated doesn't begin to describe some of the things that unfold. Some of it is funny, some of it is painful, and some of it is very uncomfortable.

My constant thought throughout the film was that the basic concept was cool, but it would all work so much better as a genuine documentary. And no, that's not an excuse to see people actually having sex. Real life always trumps fiction, and Y.P.F. is a perfect example of that. Its scripted scenes and dialogue only offer an imitation of what these situations would REALLY be like.
January 18, 2009
lewiskendell

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    1. Jamie: I'm twenty-three.
    2. Ken: Bloody hell. I mean, I'm thirty-one-years-old. You know what that means? It means I can't be running around fucking all these girls. I mean, half the time I don't even speak to them ever again. That's rude is what it is. It's immature. It's embarrassing, it's fucking embarrassing. There comes a point when you want all of this to be about more than just getting off. Do you know what I mean? So I'm gonna go. I'm gonna go, and, uh, I'm gonna ask you if I can call you later in the week. I'll tell you what I'm gonna do for you. I'm gonna walk you up to your door.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Gord: Hey Dave. David. you awake? You are, aren't you? It nicey-nice.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
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