Better Than Sex (2001)
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Average Rating: 4.5/10
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Average Rating: 3.4/5
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While visiting Sydney, Aussie wildlife photographer Josh meets Cin, a dressmaker, at a party just three days before he's to return to his job in London. During a shared taxi ride ripe with sexual tension, both Josh and Cin privately weigh the pros and cons of a one-night stand and come to the same conclusion--why not? Immediately, they hop into bed at Cin's studio and share a blissful night of sexual adventure that doesn't end the next morning. Josh and Cin soon find themselves enjoying an
Oct 1, 2001 Wide
Jul 29, 2003
Samuel Goldwyn Films
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With remarkable grace, [Teplitzky's] actors balance the competing demands of candor and whimsy, and the result, while not unforgettable, is charming.
Runs out of impulse and falls back on glibness.
At times, Better Than Sex feels like Last Tango in Paris, with all the grunting and animalistic behavior but none of the raison d'etre.
It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate.
The director and actors get away with this fluff thanks to the nimble, whimsical way it's played.
Continues for 84 minutes, short for a feature but too long for a commercial. And Mr. Teplitzky lacks the big-screen savvy to fill the surplus footage.
A paper-thin script that is by turns fatuous and emotionally fraudulent.
The bulk of the film rests squarely on its leads and both Porter and Wenham are winning and appealing.
Absurdly threadbare.....Supposed to be darling, of course, but it's mostly a stream of flat, pedestrian or nauseatingly cute talk.
An irresistible Australian romantic comedy that celebrates the life-affirming magic of sexual pleasure.
Writer/director Teplitsky has a great eye for detail and often manages to say a lot by saying very little.
It doesn't quite live up to the title, but this little Australian import will leave you feeling satisfied.
This is refreshing: a sex film that actually thinks that, for the most part, sex is good fun.
They're a charming couple, and you don't mind watching them. Just don't expect insightful love revelations.
When you come down to it, its hoary insights -- like 'men are slobs' and 'women can never decide what to wear on a date' -- have been the stuff of sitcoms since the seven words you couldn't say on television were taboo in movies as well.
Josh and Cin really are strangers, so their sudden entry through the gates of true love makes not a lick of sense.
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