Orgies and the Meaning of Life

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  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 3.3  (313)

Orgies and the Meaning of Life is a romantic comedy film directed, written and produced by Brad T. Gottfred in 2008. The movie tells the story of Benny, a struggling writer who is searching for a deeper meaning in life. Instead of facing his problems head-on, Benny distraction himself from his issues by indulging in a series of sexual encounters with women.

The movie is a satirical take on the theme of sexual promiscuity and excessive indulgence while trying to find the true meaning of life. It's a quirky take on the human condition and examines how the search for purpose and happiness can lead to some very strange and often hilarious results.

Brad T. Gottfred plays the lead protagonist, Benny, who is a struggling writer in his thirties. The film follows Benny as he navigates his way through a string of sexual encounters along with his wise-cracking and sexually charged best friend, Jimmy (Joel Michaely). Benny's sexual escapades are initially portrayed as a coping mechanism for his writer's block, but as the movie progresses, it is revealed that his real struggle is to find a sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Lindsay Wray plays the love interest, Jordan, who is a beautiful and successful businesswoman. Jordan is the only woman who refuses to sleep with Benny, and she challenges him to be a better person. Jordan’s character is the antithesis of Benny; she's responsible, has a purposeful life, and is not afraid to call him out on his destructive behavior. Katherine Carlson plays Becky, Benny's ex-girlfriend who broke his heart, and hasn't spoken to him since. Although their relationship ended long ago, Becky still represents a significant turning point in Benny’s life, and her character plays a vital role in the movie.

The film is divided into six chapters, each focusing on a different sexual encounter that Benny has while trying to find the meaning of life. In each chapter, Benny is forced to confront a different challenge in his life, which he is unable to tackle head-on. Instead, he turns to sexual encounters with his partner of the moment to distract himself.

Every interlude with a new partner showcases a different kind of sex and Benny deals with different issues in each act. He indulges in one-night stands, threesomes, orgies, and even BDSM before he realizes he cannot continue living his life this way.

Although Orgies and the Meaning of Life is primarily a comedy, it does have its serious moments. Every encounter that Benny has eventually leads to a more profound realization about life, love, and sexuality. The movie explores themes such as the correlation between sex and intimacy, the meaning of commitment and relationships, and the struggle to find one’s place in the world.

The film is also peppered with witty one-liners that engage and entertain the audience. The script is smartly written and keeps the viewer engaged with its fast-paced and unpredictable storyline.

Overall, Orgies and the Meaning of Life is a quirky movie that offers a rare perspective on the age-old conundrum of finding the true meaning of life. The movie manages to convey its message in a humorous and lighthearted way without losing the essence of the underlying themes. It offers food for thought for all viewers who have ever felt lost or purposeless in life.

Orgies and the Meaning of Life is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.3.

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  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 27 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    3.3  (313)