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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Carly Pope
as Kris
Josh Dean
as Andrew
Josh Cooke
as Eric
Diora Baird
as Jamie
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Critic Reviews for Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.)

All Critics (18) | 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.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Like life, it's sweet, messy, awkward, and dull.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
I.E. Weekly
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A more accurate moniker for this sex comedy might be Attractive White People Nattering On.

Full Review… | September 11, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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Neither as extreme nor, for that matter, as interesting as its troublesome title.

Full Review… | September 1, 2008
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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.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
New York Post
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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.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.)


Isn't as serious as it should have been.

Emile Tremblay
Emile Tremblay

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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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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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