This predictable tale with scant story at least showcases the talents of the lovely Ms. Rios. Her Carey character must choose between a past and present love; meanwhile, she performs in two straight sex scenes that bookend the film. Carey sucks and fucks Gabe for the opening that takes place 5 years prior; she fixes up friends of hers at her own engagement party, turns down Gabe's advances upon his unexpected return, then makes love with hubby-to-be for the finale.
So few folks come to this engagement party and different couples disappear to go fuck somewhere else in or around the house, which leaves an even sparser crowd of party people: two party guests, Tammy (Reena Sky) and Isaac (Ramon Nomar) use a spare bedroom; Carey's close friends, Marti (Natasha Nice) and Ryan (J. Jay) go outside for action on a piece of patio furniture. These sex scenes are fine but they just sit there in the middle and pad the length of this 1 hour 50 minute DVD; the sex scene that takes place in the bedroom belongs in the extras, especially after Carey sees them then leaves to return to the party.
Director Lee Roy Myers and his crew capture the straight sex scenes in solid fashion and couples might appreciate the kissing that occurs during and in between sex positions. However, in the future, why not stick to your main character instead of dedicating sex scenes to characters that literally disappear in the frame (via some sort of dissolve effect) when the party's over?
Extras of note include a 30 or so minute BTS that introduces you to the different cast members, a 2 or 3 minute photo gallery plus New Sensations parody, romance and web trailers. The pick-your-pleasure extra is always welcomed.
So, THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY (2010, New Sensations) disengages the viewer by focusing too much attention on characters and their sex scenes that have nothing to do with the ultimate decision that Carey must make about Gabe and Neil.
Fans of Anne Marie Rios might want to check out her acting performance and her two straight sex scenes.
Final rating is !! 1/2 outta !!!!!