My Year Without Sex (2009)




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A loving couple finds their lives turned upside down when one of them is diagnosed with a medical condition that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget, and job insecurity are common challenges for your typical parent; for Natalie and Ross, things are about to get a little more complicated. When Natalie's doctors advise her to abstain from sex for 12 long months, the temptations of consumer society seem to intensify tenfold. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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On DVD: Jul 13, 2010
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Critic Reviews for My Year Without Sex

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

...a well-meaning yet consistently underwhelming domestic drama that rarely packs the emotional punch that Watt has obviously intended.

Full Review… | March 16, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Testing a family for breaking points within a comic framework is not exactly new territory, but Watt's scripting is sharp and she plays fast and loose with audience expectation in the cliche department.

Full Review… | March 21, 2010
Eye for Film

We get to care for the characters, but would like to have understood them better.

Full Review… | August 5, 2009
Urban Cinefile

A gem of a film: a wonderfully observed snapshot that canvasses the emotional pulse of a family in the suburbs. It's the slant with which Watt affectionately embraces her characters that make it so engaging.

Full Review… | August 5, 2009
Urban Cinefile

A delightfully modest film that overcomes its narrative lulls with authentically crafted characters and astute observations of everyday life.

Full Review… | August 1, 2009

Audience Reviews for My Year Without Sex

Good portrayal of a year in the life of a typical suburban Australian family as they deal with the aftermath of the mother's aneurysm. The husband does seem a little too young for her and doesn't quite convince, and there's something not quite right here, but on the whole, pretty good.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


This Aussie comedy-drama film comes from director-writer Sarah Watt's idea because she has fought cancer, and her ability to combine dry humour with turbulent humanity remains impressive. While her quotient of subtle reflections upon everyday concerns - and it's really everything, from materialism and sexualisation of kids to search for God - has increased, this pulls back on the laugh-out-loud levity of Look Both Ways. As such, the trials and tribulations on screen can be a bit too much like real life.
Sacha Horler and Matt Day made fantastic chemistry as the married couple of two children.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Australian comedy with everyday story which brings all the characters close to the audience... life questions, big and small, can be overwhelming for most of us... and the movie gives the answers of this tipical suburban family on screen to be seen, laught and maybe remembered in the future. Cute movie to watch!

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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