DVD Review “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy”

Directed by: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth, Nick Kroll, Tyler Labine, Lindsay Sloane
Lucy Punch, Will Forte
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Running time: 98 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

With a title like “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy”, it is easy to expect a lot from this movie, but at points it really plays it too safe. The film though definitely packs one of the best comedy casts of the year. Jason Sudeikis, Nick Kroll and Tyler Labine definitely rocks the house in the comedy department and Lake Bell is always a pleasure to watch. Will Forte and Lindsay Sloane are a great duo and deliver a few good laughs. If you are a fan of TV show “Children’s Hospital” and its cast, then you will definitely dig this film. The highlight scene though is easily the orgy party with David Koechner and he steals the show like always.

The film follows Eric (Jason Sudeikis) and his group of friends who hold theme-events at his father’s (Don Johnson) house in the Hamptons. When Eric finds out that his dad plans to sell the house, they decide to have one last big party and it would be an orgy. The group spends the next few weeks till Labor Day preparing and getting ready for the big night.  Can the group go through with this or will they chicken out?

The unrated cut of the film adds about 3 extra minutes to the film but doesn’t add too much more to the film. The bonus features included on the disc are a very funny commentary from co-writers/directors Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck and Jason Sudeikis. There is also a bunch of deleted scenes running about 15 minutes and they are decent watches and are really more like extended scenes. There is a very funny gag reel, which I wish was longer. “How to Film an Orgy” is a decent but short 9 minute behind the scenes featurette. Overall I would say I enjoyed this film and would recommend it.

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