movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Sun Jun 29 2014, 09:16pm | 11 comments
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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Just saw this yesterday and for the most part enjoyed it too.
BBFC: rated 15 (very strong language, strong sex…)
Strong sex indeed! Quite accurate. :-)
This movie was freaking hilarious! Michael Shannon has a very funny cameo that comes out of left field and ends with a background shot that I had to rewind. Also, the scene with his “bubbie” was so damn uncomfortable.
The bubbie scene is one of the few really bad missteps.
You think? “Comical sexual acrobats performed in silhouette” is hardly “strong sex,” in my book. Or am I forgetting some other scene already?
“Comic sexual acrobats performed in silhouette” is hardly “strong sex,” in my book.
I was being literal. Sexual stunts performed by professional acrobats are feats of strength that are certainly more than what *I* can do. Maybe you’re just not as easily impressed. :-)
The film’s title is not that raunchy unless you deliberately choose to see it as a double entendre. Or else view every movie as if you were Beavis or Butthead.
Of course, a film called They Had Multiple Orgasms Together probably couldn’t get released in this country anywhere outside of the porn circuit…
I don’t think there’s any question that the double entendre was deliberate. It’s playing on the puns of other RomCom titles but just making it a little off.
I saw a plot summation and thought, “Hey, this is ripping off “The Shop Around the Corner,” and/or “You’ve Got Mail.”
Duh! I didn’t initially understand that this was an “Airplane” style comedy.
No, I get it now! :->
But that wouldn’t be an accurate title! SPOILER: There is no scene in which we witness Rudd and Poehler orgasming together. But they do arrive at their meet-cute together. :->
It’s not as extreme as an Airplane type comedy, but yes, it’s edging that way.
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