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.
| Original Score: B+
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
Absurdly threadbare.....Supposed to be darling, of course, but it's mostly a stream of flat, pedestrian or nauseatingly cute talk.
| Original Score: D+
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.
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.
Demonstrates why sex rarely makes a good spectator sport.
Funny and honest in tracing the way in which lust can trigger emotion even if it's not supposed to be part of the plan.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The movie's only redeeming qualities are its stars, David Wenham and Susie Porter.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
This is refreshing: a sex film that actually thinks that, for the most part, sex is good fun.
It's nice that Cin and Josh are free of hangups and neuroses, but too bad that their healthy, cheerful attitudes make them phenomenally boring.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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.