Young People Fucking

Synopsis: Brutally honest and hilarious, YPF follows four couples (and one adventuresome threesome) through one night in pursuit of a shared goal: getting laid. But getting to the climax proves far more complicated than any of them imagined…

A hot young cast that includes Callum Blue (TV’s Dead Like Me) and Diora Baird (Wedding Crashers) brings this smart, sophisticated and revealing story to life as each set of partners learns that hooking up can be f***ing crazy.
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Young People Fucking 7.5

With a title like this, I would probably have given the film a miss if not for the controversy that surrounded it. When our government decided that they would revoke funding for the film after pressure from religious groups, I started to pay attention to it more. After all, if they had already agreed to funding, removing it afterwards is not exactly fair and it doesn’t engender trust in our leaders. And I don’t like decisions being made the way this one was, anyway.

In the end, it turned out that a special viewing of the film was opened up to Members of Parliament and Senators and the ones that went pretty much agreed that they had seen worse and that the film was basically a raunchy good time.

I agree.

‘YPF’ is no worse than most teen sex comedies, except that it deals with relationships instead of just injecting graphic sex for the sake of it – for the marketability of it. And, actually, there isn’t much graphic sex in this one – the crudeness is more in the words and ideas than in what appears before the naked eye.

It’s not to say that this is a film for the whole family. It’s not. And it’s not to say that the filmmakers were responsible in deciding to use that title – which was basically a big fat target on their heads. It was stupid, and it caused alarm for nothing. But it also garnered them attention they wouldn’t have had otherwise (which, let’s be honest, was probably their intention int he first place).

Aside from this, the film is a solid little comedy that is well-acted and well-constructed. It could have been a play, actually, if one considers its simplicity. It covers five types of interpersonal dynamics all within the confines of he characters’ homes, so it could easily translate to the stage.

Oh, sure, it revolves around various mating rituals and the difficulties that arise in and around the bedroom. But it’s hardly gratuitous, for the most part, and it raises many questions that most other comedies wouldn’t; it’s hardly thoughtless and harmful, I believe, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Plus which, one can hardly suppress a few belly laughs along the way.

Frankly, I think that if one can get beyond its title, one should certainly take at least one good look at ‘Young People Fucking’

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