Trailer Park: Who Thought “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” Could Seem So Dull?

Seemingly overnight, Jason Sudeikis has become the new poster boy for raunchy R-rated comedies. This year, he's starred in the recent hit Horrible Bosses and, less notably, in the very forgettable Farrelly Brothers headache, Hall Pass. But now Sudeikis is taking his brand of smutty humor to the new sex comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.

As the title implies, the movie, directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, follows Sudeikis’ character as he tries to convince his friends to take part in an orgy in honor of their last party in his father’s house in the Hamptons.

As usual, Sudeikis plays a man-child who refuses to grow up and become a progressive member of society. Instead, he’s rude, crude, and obsessed with scoring chicks and partying. To put it bluntly: A Good Old Fashioned Orgy looks like every other modern comedy to come out of Hollywood in the past five years. We’ve all seen these perpetually immature characters tell the same jokes before in Step Brothers, Anchorman, 40-Year-Old Virgin, and dozens of other movies; but what worked then is starting to feel a bit stale.

The problem with A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is that the aforementioned movies simply had funnier casts. Orgy doesn't have the same comedic energy or originality of its predecessors. Sudeikis remains the awkward straight man; Tyler Labine is the generic brand replacement for Zach Galifianakis; and everyone else is simply there to look pretty. 

Sure, Orgy should provide the requisite jokes to keep some audiences happy, but in the end it doesn’t look like anything that hasn’t already been done to death. We'll find out for sure when A Good Old Fashioned Orgy hits theaters on September 2nd.

[Via Trailer Addict]

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