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A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy“A thirty-something party animal finds
  his social life is about to take a dip when
  his father decides to sell the South
  Hampton beach house he uses for his
  themed gatherings; so there is just time
  for one more shindig before the property
  is sold — so why not go out with a bang
  with A Good Old Fashioned Orgy?


MAKING FREE USE OF HIS FATHER'S BEACH HOUSE in the affluent Hamptons to hold huge themed summer social gatherings for his old High School friends, Eric Keppler (Jason Sudeikis: Horrible Bosses; Hall Pass) has held his successful White Trash Bash and is looking forward to the next when his father Jerry (the lovely Don Johnson: Miami Vice) decides to sell the property.


Unable to persuade Jerry to change his mind, Eric and his friend Mike McCrudden (Tyler Labine: Tucker & Dale Vs Evil; Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) plan to go out with a bang and make their last bash in the Hamptons the best one yet. The question is, how do they top the fantastic parties they have already had and go out in a blaze of glory? How about… A Good Old Fashioned Orgy?

When he and Mike suggest the orgy to their closest circle of friends, the only one who immediately agrees is Susan Plummer (Michelle Borth), whom Eric had dated at high school and who still carries a torch for him. The others are reluctant and worry about it damaging their friendship.

Riotous, naughty,
highly funny,
un-PC and
unexpectedly cool”
Psychotherapist Alison Lobel (Lake Bell: No Strings Attached; What Happens In Vegas), who takes her training far too seriously and analyses every situation, at first sees it as "insane, idiotic and self-destructive" but when she splits from her over-critical boyfriend Marcus (Rhys Coiro), she re-thinks her position.

As the others gradually come round to his way of thinking, Eric tries to sabotage the sale of the house by realtors Dody Henderson (Lin Shaye) and Kelly (Leslie Bibb: Talladega Nights; The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby; Iron Man 2) — but will the agents sell the house before the deed can be done?

With Jerry preoccupied with his younger girlfriend and Eric's mother out of the way living with a Reiki healer in Oregon, Eric and his friends begin the countdown for the big day. They research a sex club, prepare their bodies with a regular work-out, watch sex videos and read the Kama Sutra.

Despite Eric upsetting newly-married friends Kate (Lucy Punch: Hot Fuzz; Bad Teacher) and Glenn (Will Forte: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; MacGruber), who would have at least like to have been asked to the orgy, and an inconveniently blossoming romance between Eric and Kelly, the orgy looks set to go ahead.

Riotous, naughty, highly funny, un-PC and unexpectedly cool, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy finds Eric smack dab in the middle of organising an orgy just when he has found himself with a girl he really digs. This will be a party to beat all parties as long as they can win a "Star Trek vs Star Wars Battle for the Universe" to prevent the house being sold. Now they are planning to go boldly where they have never been before… and even got the T-Shirt!

In spite of the saucy topic, the scriptwriters seem to have successfully avoided the usual boring toilet humour and kept the tacky scenes to a minimum. Some male and female nudity and sexual references are inevitable.

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy also features: Martin Starr (Superbad; Knocked Up; Adventureland) as Doug Duquez; Nick Kroll as Adam Richman; Angela Sarafyan as Willow Talbot; David Koechner as Vic George; Lindsay Sloane (The Other Guys; Horrible Bosses) as Laura LaCarubba; Bob Hungerford as Farmer; and Joe Montanti as Redneck at Party. The band Willie And Me comprises: William Coppage, Ron Etheridge, Jason Moore, Will Chacon and Lydia Farlow.

Original Music is by Jonathan Sadoff; Director of Photography is John Thomas; Produced by James D Stern; and Directed and Written by Alex Gregory (who makes a cameo appearance as the pizza delivery guy) and Peter Huyck.

A very funny comedy about old friends in new positions, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is released on DVD and Digital Formats, including iTunes and FilmFlex, on 14 May 2012. Certificate: 18 | Running Time: 91 Minutes | RRP: DVD £15.99.

Extras: Trailer | Red Band Trailer | Making Of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.

"Riotous, naughty, highly funny, un-PC and unexpectedly cool" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"Very funny" — Time

"Absurdly brilliant" — New York Post