This frank--and frankly hilarious--Canadian indie certainly lives up to its risqu? title, but there's more going on in than just sex in this debut from writer/director Martin Gero. YPF follows one night in the lives of fou... more »r couples and one threesome. Though most of the actors are unknown south of the Canadian border, each of them gives a heartfelt, genuine performance that should lead to more work in the future.« less
"i came across this film on imdb through sarah polley oddly enough (she got a thanks for it) so decided to watch it and i'd have to say it was pretty good. the title suggests that there will be a lot of sex, and while that's true in theory, it's not so much about the sex as it is the relationship between the couples. it actually skipped over the sex at points to move from one couple to the next. it was more about the relationships.
the movie followed 5 couples through one sexual experience. the couples were named according to status 'the couple', 'the friends', etc. and the movie was cut up into the stages a couple goes through when they have sex. in each part we'd get to see how the stereotypical type of couple would react to each other in that stage of the process. all of the couples go about it differently and they have problems... it's very 'real'. i was kind of surprised watching it because in a lot of movies the sex scene is always smooth and.. well, sexy, but in this movie the couples talked to each other a lot throughout the whole movie. there was a lot of doubt on both sides and for every situation there was at least one point where you thought it wasn't going to happen. they made mistakes, or it was weird and they had to fix it. basically it was a movie about the social aspect of sex. it wasn't as contrived as the big hollywood, action movie, sex scene. it was a story about how different people who love each other in different ways wanted to get together, and how they did. but as i say, there wasn't any more nudity in it than you'd find in a contemporary teen comedy, and it has a substantial story line that's actually trying to say something about the romantic life of sex.
it was funny and it was romantic. i'd definitely recommend it to anyone age appropriate. most of the movies coming out today with sex scenes idealize and stereotype sex, but don't actually go beyond the physical. because of this it could be said that sex in the media is poorly represented and is cheapened by either the desire to draw people to a movie as a selling point, or to keep the story line going because the plot is sorely lacking in anything worth telling a story about. this movie takes apart the sex we see on tv and goes beyond the physical, makes it relatable to real life, actually has something decent to say."
No genitilia here, only storylines about sex and relationshi
AIROLF | USA | 08/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A quirky little comedy about one sexual encounter for five couples. With a smart script and perfect supposition of the characters and their storylines, this film manages to go beyond it's catchy title and say something semi-coherent about relationships and sex in the modern era. "
Good for a provocative yet thoughtful evening of home viewin
Joseph P. Menta, Jr. | Philadelphia, PA USA | 01/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I recently watched a film from Chile called "En La Cama" ("In the Bed" or "In the Bedroom"), which was essentially a record of a sexual encounter between a young man and woman. The film chronicled "the act", along with all the lead-up and post-act banter. Sexy and sometimes poignant, it was an interesting experiment. The Canadian-produced "Y.P.F." (the film's true title, "Young People F**king" appears on the DVD) is just like that, only we cut between five different couples in different parts of town (the couples don't know each other) before, during, and after a romp in the hay, exploring their various desires, motivations, and baggage regarding sex. Oh, one couple isn't exactly a couple, but three people.
Anyway, like "En La Cama", the result here is sexy, occasionally serious, and worth a look. "Y.P.F." probably does a better job than the earlier film, however, in touching on common issues that couples might want to talk about further once the film is over.
Recommended for those with an occasional taste for edgy fringe cinema with an erotic bent."
Ryan | Tucson, AZ United States | 06/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"good sex comedy.
i thought the sexual situations depicted were both very humorous and honest and real (regardless of whether you personally have done it, trust me, tons of people have been there, done that!)
unlike say....getting caught F***ing a pie....or or accidentally F***ing a grandmom....like in American pie
Also, the movie had 3 beautiful actresses showing their gorgeous boobies (and 2 that didn't )"
A Rowdy Romp
D. Mikels | Skunk Holler | 08/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having one of the most jarring titles ever, YPF is a clever, often hilarious examination of young adult relationships. If only we older slugs could have as much fun. The film is a series of intertwined vignettes featuring various couples in various stages of--"development": an established couple in somewhat of a rut; two exes coming together for a one night fling; an awkward first date; two platonic friends looking to cross the line into intimacy; and a boyfriend willing to share his girlfriend with his roommate. All the situations are well done and skillfully acted, although the roommate segment grew a bit lame (yet a pudgy Ennis Esmer was fun to watch as the overbearing, somewhat neurotic, boyfriend).
Writers Aaron Abrams and Martin Gero (who also directs) deliver a witty, fast-paced story that flows smoothly and believably. Much of it is very, very funny, yet each of the various segments wrap up in a touching, poignant manner. I especially liked Abrams himself and a stunning Carly Pope playing the two buds who decide--because their own love lives are going nowhere--to throw caution to the wind and have casual sex; the chemistry and comedic timing between the two--as they realize their feelings for each other are anything but casual--are excellent. There is no graphic sex, all scenes are tastefully and discreetly done so that the viewer fully understands what's going on, so don't be afraid YPF is too high voltage to watch. It's about young people, young people. . .you know. . .interacting. And now I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel: OPF. --D. Mikels, Author, The Reckoning "