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Chris (Aimée Eccles) is not getting along with boyfriend Sandor (Solomon Sturges) and has an affair with parole officer Dennis (Jeff Pomerantz). Dennis invites the couple to dinner with his ex-girlfriend Jan (Victoria Vetri). At a picnic on the beach, Jan meets lifeguard Phil (Zack Taylor), who later sleeps with Chris and moves in with the other five. Phil brings in a person, lawyer Elaine (Claudia Jennings). The "group marriage" of the six of them attracts media attention, which brings trouble and prejudice.Written by
The top four female leads in this film all appeared in Playboy Magazine, three on the cover. Victoria Vetri was the Playmate for September 1967 (using the name Angela Dorian) and the Playmate of the Year 1968, appearing on the cover of the May 1968 issue. Claudia Jennings was the Playmate for November 1969 and Playmate of the Year 1970, appearing on the June 1970 cover. She also appeared on the November 1974 cover. As part of the promotion for the film "Pretty Maids All in A Row" Aimee Eccles appeared in the pictorial "Roger Vadim's Pretty Maids" in the April 1971 issue. Jayne Kennedy appeared in a pictorial (not fully nude) in the July 1981 issue, including the cover, promoting the film "Body and Soul". See more »
Try to follow this. Chris (Aimee Eccles) and her boyfriend Sandor (Solomon Sturges) are fighting and she ends up in bed with Dennis (Jeff Pomerantz). This doesn't sit well with Sando so Dennis brings his ex (Victoria Vetri) into the mix and soon the four are living together. It doesn't stop here as the ex meets a lifeguard (Zack Taylor) who is brought in and finally a lawyer (Claudia Jennings) is brought in. By this time the media finds out and the six are front page news.
Yes, I'm pretty sure most people will know that this type of story was done in BOB, CAROL, TED AND ALICE and of course that film made a ton of money at the box office so naturally various smaller companies would try to get a piece of the pie by releasing rip-offs. GROUP MARRIAGE is pretty much a cheap version of that film without the talent, without as many laughs but it does offer up some decent sexploitation moments and of course the nudity.
The biggest problem with this movie is that it was clearly rushed as there's really not a decent screenplay at work here. We basically get a generic set-up that allows one person to keep entertaining the "marriage" and after a while it just gets to the point where there's no story as more and more sexual stuff starts to happen. None of the sex is overly graphic and it's kept to a comedic style but the nudity by the beautiful ladies is certainly a major plus (each appeared in Playboy).
I wouldn't say the performances were "good" by any stretch of the imagination but at the same time I think all six were good enough in their roles where none of them hurt the picture. The six work well together and I thought they at least kept you somewhat interesting in what was going on. As you'd expect from a 70's comedy, there are various stereotypes at play here, which are a product of their time and they're actually kind of funny.
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