Bang Gang 2015
Bang Gang 2015
Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne) (original title)
1h 38min | Drama | 13 January 2016 (France)
In a small town of France, life seems to be still and somewhat boring for a group of teenage friends, who day in, day out, are asked to cope not only with the usual issues in the life of a high school student but also with the search for love and sex. How do you blow the steam off, when you are a puzzled, sexually-frustrated youngster? Eventually, a party is thrown on a Saturday night and the solution is about to be found in a very simple idea… A game of truth or dare that will be rapidly transformed into a mandatory, dare only, series of sexy challenges between friends, will provide the means to unfold the true self and hidden potential in everyone present. Beer, drugs, spin the bottle and the “Bang Gang” revolution is born. But what deceptively appeared as a way to deal with boredom, strained family relationships, emancipation and above all liberty, quickly turned into the biggest scandal, a mockery of a modern fairy tale, a story of a child given a toy, not knowing what to do or how to play with it.
A group of kids in France start an orgy party. It sounds like a great idea, so I went to go see it.
The story was there but was not that much of a focus to drive the movie. More so the characters in the movie were more interesting as well as their personal sub plots: Alex, a 17 year old boy who seems lost being all by himself with no adult supervision. Gabriel, who’s having some real issues at home with his father’s accident and tries to escape in his music. George, the most stereotypical story of a hot girl who got the attention of a hot guy than lost that guy’s attention after having sex with him and tries to cope and Laetitia who’s not getting any attention and is looking for excitement. Some decent acting is going on, good enough to make me want to watch.
I feel like the movie is trying to teach some young kids a lesson about the cautions of group sex, but I guess because it’s based on a true story is the reason why the lesson was so weak.
It’s cool that they are keeping true to the story and the focus on some of the characters was enjoyable, but I must warn you, it does go on and on without nothing really happening, and it’s more about relating to what is going on.
I did like it, I can’t help it because nudity and sex is involved, but I took nothing from it.
Director: Eva Husson
Writer: Eva Husson (screenplay)
Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Marilyn Lima, Lorenzo Lefèbvre