19 January 2012 | timmyj3
Should have been better. Decent effort nonetheless.
I have to admit that this may have been a clunker. It shouldn't have been. Anyone that saw a porno in the 80's (basically anyone over 40) should have been interested.
I thought the premise was sound and should have produced a better finished product. The premise is a legendary porn director has passed away. One of his old cronies wants to fulfill his dead friends last wish of one more porno with the old stars. The best part of the movie was showing the old fictitious movie clips the fake porn star made.
Once we have the cast all set, the movie seems to stall. The petty bickering among the old friends takes over. The director loses control of the assorted cast of fake faded porn stars but all works out in the end. It just kind of clunks along.
Mockumentaries are a pretty dicey road to travel. Spinal Tap is the only one that I have ever really thought was a cut above. This movie is more in the realm of "A Mighty Wind". A similar mock about old folk singers. I think this genre only goes so far and this film was limited by that.
The cast was OK. Too large and I think that was part of the problem. I especially liked Molly Hagen and Pete Gardner. They played a late 40's married couple that were the hot porn couple of the 80's. Christopher Boyer probably had the largest part as the director that is doing this film for his late friend and mentor (not really, he made it up!) and he is very good. I thought the acting was fine. It was a cast without major stars and I am OK with that. I just believe that this type of film (mockumentary) can only go so far. But, thanks for the honest effort.