How To Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

Directed by Jeremy LaLonde
Starring Jewel Staite, Ennis Esmer, Lauren Lee Smith, Katharine Isabelle

And the prize for the longest movie title of 2016 so far goes to…

Yes ladies and gentlemen, it is time to get your ass to Beaver’s Ridge (snigger) as sex columnist Cassie Cranston’s Mom has died and she’s coming back to the town she left in shame as a teenager to claim her inheritance. God help the lot of them.

Now personally, I really enjoyed LaLonde’s Sex After Kids in 2013. And this effort is just as funny and (although less often) heart-warming as that. The script is just as polished and LaLonde repeats his assertion that sex really is quite funny. This might be my innate Britishness coming to the fore, but nevertheless, LaLonde has such an admirable handle on the ridiculousness of the subject matter as to be able to convey this to an audience and ably pass this on to his cast of players.

The cast are brilliant. Not one of them failed to pull their weight and deliver the impressive script with verve and excellent timing. It was also great to see Katharine Isabelle involved, as I had not seen her in anything since American Mary (where she scared the hell out of me, frankly) as well as Ennis Esmer who also appeared in the aforementioned Sex After Kids.

Without prior knowledge, it would be quite easy to label this as a sex farce, but there is a good deal more than bumping uglies going on and the stories of these interwoven characters is compelling throughout, if also completely throwaway. This will not leave anyone gasping in any fashion, but it will make you laugh, and often, which is really all that LaLonde is going for. At times, yes, it does skirt the jagged edge of clichĂ©, but never quite over the line to become tiresome.

In all, a great way to spend ninety minutes if you’re of that persuasion, and over eighteen, of course.
Watch the trailer for yourself and decide if it’s your cup of tea, as this is indie enough for the cinephiles, but not anywhere near satisfying enough for the PornHubbers.

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