Young People F***ing

Poster for Young People F***ing

Autumn 2008 Edge series

Monday, November 3, 2008 at 4:00pm
Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Martin Gero

Screenplay by Aaron Abrams and Martin Gero

Starring Sonja Bennett, Josh Dean, Kristin Booth, Carly Pope, and Aaron Abrams

Rated 18A · 1h 31m

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This frank–and frankly hilarious–Canadian indie certainly lives up to its risqué title, but there’s more going on in than just sex in this debut from writer/director Martin Gero. This comedy presents a reality-based look at relationships in the real world. YPF follows one night in the lives of four couples and one threesome. There’s a pair on their first date, with a British bad boy (Callum Blue) trying to seduce his young coworker. Meanwhile, a longtime couple (Kristin Booth and Josh Dean) attempt drastic measures to drag themselves out of their sexual rut. Though Mia and Eric have ended their relationship, they try to reconnect on a physical level, but some old feelings resurface. Two close friends decide to add a new dimension to their relationship, but it turns out that there may be some emotions hidden beneath their buddy-buddy interaction. And finally, there’s the awkward contact between two roommates at war who can only agree on the hotness of one of their girlfriends, but they decide to spend the night as a trio. YPF is fresh and funny, and it’s hard not to identify with at least one of the pairings. The dialogue is witty, but it never feels rehearsed.