It’s never smart to give a movie a title that can’t be Googled at work without setting SafeSearch to “moderate.” I’d bet A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy will lose 10 to 20 percent of its potential viewers just from uptight people’s embarrassment to say “Hey, let’s go to A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy.” Five Fast Five Furious may very well be a worse movie than A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy, but at least its title doesn’t bring back uncomfortable memories of freshman year in Village C West.

But while A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy’s title didn’t completely dissuade me from seeing it, my interest was lost within the first 15 minutes, right around the time I realized that nobody in the theater had actually laughed yet. The movie did eventually pick up, but its slow beginning was hard to overcome.

A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy centers on a group of eight friends, four male and four female, who have been throwing crazy parties for the whole town at Eric’s (Jason Sudeikis’s) house every weekend since high school. Now they’re all 30 and Eric’s dad is about to sell the house, so the old gang decides to throw one last crazy party. Here’s the twist: The party is only for the eight of them, and it’s going to be an orgy. They’re going out with a bang, which is an obvious joke that I’m pretty sure the film somehow failed to make.

The four guys are Tyler Labine (the poor man’s Jack Black from “Sons of Tucson”), Nick Kroll (Ruxin from “The League” and a Georgetown alum), Martin Starr (Roman from “Party Down”) and Sudekis (who plays Tina the llama in Napoleon Dynamite). The four girls are basically irrelevant, because none of them were given funny lines. Ninety-five percent of the humor came from the guys, and the girls were more or less included in the film for orgy purposes only. They add nothing comedically. (Hold up, “comedically” isn’t a word? It just got spell-checked).

Labine’s performance was meant to carry the movie, but it just didn’t cut it. His “fat friend” antics were responsible for two-thirds of the movie’s attempted laughs, but only two-thirds of an actual laugh. He just isn’t funny. I mean, maybe he’s funny in real life. But he wasn’t funny in this movie, or in the devastatingly disappointing “Sons of Tucson,” which I was really excited to see after reading a lot of good reviews. All of the reviewers were wrong, which proves once again that every single reviewer besides me is a complete idiot.

Which reminds me: I had just assumed that they wouldn’t actually show an orgy in A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy. Spoiler alert: I was wrong. There are actually two orgies in the film, and there’s no shortage of gratuitous nudity. Dave Koechner’s cameo at the first orgy, which two of the guys attend for research purposes, was the funniest part of the movie. Kroll also had some funny moments of neuroticism, and the plot was engaging enough to partially make up for the lack of laughs.

So if this were Rotten Tomatoes, would this be a rotten rating or a fresh one? It’s hard to say with three-star reviews on a scale of one to five. I guess that’s why a lot of critics only use four stars. (I would’ve given it two stars out of four, by the way.) If you want to see a five-star orgy scene, watch the orgy episode of “Party Down.” Starr is way funnier in that than he was in this.

My verdict on A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy is that given the top-notch premise, this movie should’ve been much funnier. An orgy is a fruitful ground for comedy, but the writers didn’t do enough to exploit it. A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy is a good old-fashioned comedic underachiever.

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