Young People FuckingJune 13, 2008
On a Tuesday night, five couples have separate sexual adventures.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.4/10 (12,025 voted)
Critic's Score: 39/100
Stars: Aaron Abrams, Carly Pope, Kristin Booth
On a Tuesday night, five couples have separate sexual adventures. Matt and Kris, friends for years, want to have an only-once, no-strings good time. Abby and Andrew, married, celebrate his birthday, but it's marred by angst and miscommunication. Mia and Eric are exes, making sure they are over each other. Jaime and Ken work together and this is a first date. Inez and Gord invite his roommate, Dave, to join them. By the time each couple has gone through a prelude, foreplay, sex, an interlude, orgasm, and afterglow, they've answered basic questions: can sex be anonymous, are we bored, is our marriage really finished, does anyone tell the truth, and how do we make someone happy?
Writers: Martin Gero, Aaron Abrams
A comedy about coming together.
Release Date: 13 June 2008
Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
(Toronto International Film Festival)
Did You Know?
It is one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian films of all time, staying in Canadian theaters for over 15 weeks.
Don't be a fag.
I won't. Fuck off.
No pussying out.
I'm not! Will you just…
All right. Come on.
You're not moving.
Well, neither are you.
Jesus Christ, man, how could you.
I'm fucking – I'm closer to you than you are to me.
How the fuck does that work?
Because, you know, I'm doing some moving. You're not doing anything. You're just
You're an idiot.
You're an idiot!
Shut up. Don't be a pussy.
I'm – I got it.
Notes from 2007 TIFF
I saw this film at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.
The first feature film from director/co-writer Martin Gero and
actor/co-writer Aaron Abrams, Young People F— (censored since IMDb
won't let me put the actual word in) is exactly as the title implies,
with five completely unrelated story lines about people having sex.
There is the ex-boyfriend and girlfriend, reuniting for an evening out
just as friends; the best friends who see each other as a convenient
way to relieve their pent up lust without having to turn to some
random, poorly chosen pickup; the couple, whose love life in the
bedroom has lost its spark; the first date, with a player trying to get
lucky with a woman he just met; and the roommates, one of who tries to
draw the other into a threesome with his girlfriend. The characters run
the gamut of emotions; some are insecure, some are over-confident; some
have baggage in their relationship, some want to be intimate, and
others just want to screw. Intercut amongst one another, each story
proceeds from a prelude through to foreplay, to the act itself, to an
interlude, and finally down to the climax and its denouement. In the
end, the stories are full of both beginnings and endings for all of the
The film definitely lives up to its title, but in a humorous, warm, and
personal way. While there's stuff there that might make your
grandmother blush, don't go in thinking you're going to get some sort
of hard-core film or some generic teen sex comedy. It was easy to warm
up to the characters and get a sense of their history and who they are
without a lot of obvious exposition. The actors were good across the
board, although Josh Dean's character was a bit too nerdly earnest for
my taste. While you may not leave with any great, deep universal truths
answered, the film got a lot of laughs and was enjoyable throughout,
and hopefully it won't suffer for its title once it gets released.