Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17   |    |  Comedy


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Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.


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17 April 2017 | bowmanblue
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| Definitely NOT part of the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'
'South Park.' What more needs to be said? If you aren't aware of the animated cartoon aimed at adults then you really should check it out. And, if you do (and you like it of course!), then you should then definitely check out 'Orgazmo.' It's written and starring South Park's two creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone and the film could almost be described as a 'live action version of the cartoon.' Basically, it's the same mixture of irreverent humour mixed with slapstick, f*rt jokes and a healthy dose of satire mixed with just enough heart to elevate it over your average 'gross out' comedy flick.

So, just like South Park, the film opens mixing two of their favourite topics: adult circumstances and Mormons. We meet 'Joe' – just your average Mormon (played by Trey Parker) who's going from door to door in Los Angeles trying to spread the 'good word.' Now, he's well used to getting one door slammed in his face after the next. This is all just part of the life of a Mormon and he takes it with good grace, already affirming him as a decent – if only slightly annoying – character. However, he gets more than he bargains for when he knocks on the door of a house where an *ahem* 'adult' movie is being filmed inside. And, through a complete coincidence, they're on the lookout for 'new talent.' What follows is basically the story of a devote Mormon masquerading as a p*rn star. Now, that may be crazy enough, only they go one step further and transfer him into a crime fighting superhero who wields a ray-gun which, if hit by its beam, makes you… er… well, the clue is in the film's title.

Now, 'Orgazmo' may not be the funniest film and it may not be the most well-written. However, what it lacks when the jokes and/or plot fall a little flat is heart. You just can't help but love the characters themselves. The good is truly good and the bad guys are just crying out to be thwarted. You will need to be quite broad-minded when it comes to what sort of humour you find funny. I've already mentioned the word 'adult' when talking about this film – and for good reason. Basically, if you're a fan of South Park then you should love this film as much as I do. It'll never rise to the heights as it's animated cousin, but it's definitely a cult classic that deserves an hour and a half of your time.

The only drawback for me is that it's all Trey Parker and not enough of his co-creator Matt Stone. Stone is in it, but not enough for my liking (but what he does when he's there is typically awesome – and did I mention 'adult' in nature?).

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,073 25 October 1998

Gross USA:

$602,302

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$602,302

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