The parties that inspired the film are based on those thrown by co-director/writer Peter Huyck in and around his southern Californian home. These bashes have included Trekkie, pirate and jailbreak themes where Huyck and up to 100 guests take over venues and don costumes, from Star Trek gear to prison jumpsuits. See more »
Absinthe shots? Absinthe is traditionally drank by placing a shot in a tall glass and then adding cold water drizzled through a sugar cube placed in a slotted spoon on top of the glass. The absinthe then goes foamy and cloudy. See more »
Now if you'll excuse me, I can feel the blood rushing back into my sword.
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At first glance I thought this would be another raunchy fratboy type flick but it was actually a bit different and pretty good. Sudekis came off like one might suspect as the ringleader. His buddies are varied enough to make it more realistic than most let's-grab-some-babes comedies. They are all a little bit interesting to include the gals they chum around with. The gist of the plot is that these lifelong friends plan on throwing an orgy on Labor Day weekend and the film is all about the summer that leads up to it. For the most part it plays relatively clean considering the title of movie but it has the right amount of skin, sex and toilet humor while it remains a cohesive movie with a concise storyline. Most in this genre don't... most veer off into dirty joke marathons or a parade of fake boobs with no discernible plot. Tim Koechner? is hilarious in the raunchiest part of the flick and the rest of the cast does a decent enough job of acting but no award winners here. The scenery is fantastic throughout and it's definitely the place you want to be for the summer (I believe it's the Hamptons but not sure). My only real knock on this was the chubby sidekick guy. He's there as a comedic go-to guy and he doesn't always deliver and they should have gave him a little better identity than the typical party animal nitwit that always show up in these flicks. The girls are a little more true to life perhaps and are as funny as the boys for the most part so I give it credit there as well. And oh yes, the eye-candy factor gets an A but don't expect this to be an out and out flesh-feast. A good amount of nudity but not rampant like late night Cinemax. The ending is semi-predictable but it doesn't matter in this one. In the end you don't feel like you've wasted time like, again, so many other fratboy-ish comedies --recommend.
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