17 August 2000 | Kayt R
An undeserving film is enjoyed
Nude Bowling Party is not a good film. Plot, lighting, and character development are almost ignored altogether. And, as a film that was obviously created to display female nudity, it is not even mildly titillating. However, that being said, it is a fun film with a strange sense of integrity and self-mockery. I recommend it for casual gatherings of friends in search of something to bond together and ridicule.
Most nude sporting videos involve a sport backdrop (say golf) for small scenes of soft-core pornography.rarely are the games actually played. Nude Bowling Party is different; the participants bowl ten frames. They bowl poorly, and they look rather absurd wearing only socks and bowling rent-a-shoes, but they are trying. On the rare occasion that a pin is felled they jump up and down in a manner that conveys both mirth, and pain. This is half the fun. Everyone on the set seems to be having fun; no one sports the common soft-core look of boredom and drugs.
In addition to the actual game, mock commercials add a level of self-mockery and humor. These half-clad lassies pitch for faux law firms and foot deodorizers. Its not DADA, but it is more than mildly surreal.
By the end of viewing this film my friends and I were cheering for our prospective teams.
Oh, and do look for Ivan Raimi.Sam Raimi's lesser-known brother.
And, as the credits suggest, ask for the novelization at finer bookstores.