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

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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 currently locked in to relationships, others like longtime friends Matt (Aaron Abrams) and Kristen (Carly Pope) just got out of them. Perhaps a quick round of casual sex between old friends is just the thing to help both friends move beyond their pains of their past. Meanwhile, recently broken-up couple Mia (Sonja Bennett) and Eric (ohn Cooke) are attempting to bury the past by going out on one post-mortem date, and British ladies man is out on his very first date with the pretty, and much younger, Jamie (Diora Baird). But not all relationships are as simple as one man and one woman, because energetic Gord (Ennis Esme), his ill-humored roommate Dave (Peter Oldring), and Gord's beautiful girlfriend Inez (Natalie Lisinska) somehow find their relationship growing increasingly unconventional.

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Critic Reviews for Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.)

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Sep 12, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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

Sep 12, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A more accurate moniker for this sex comedy might be Attractive White People Nattering On.

Sep 11, 2008 | Full Review…

Neither as extreme nor, for that matter, as interesting as its troublesome title.

Sep 2, 2008
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.

Aug 29, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 13, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.)

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Isn't as serious as it should have been.

Emile Tremblay
Emile Tremblay

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½

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.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

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½

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.

Michael S
Michael S

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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.

Lewis C.
Lewis C.

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