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Unscrewed (2003)

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A couple trying to kick their sex life back into gear get more advice than they either need or can use in this satiric mock documentary. Joseph St. John (Hans Hoffman) and his wife Mary (Heather Smith) have been married for seven years, and both are certain the spark has gone out of their relationship when they realize they haven't made love in close to a month. Grimly determined to reclaim the passion of their newlywed days, Joseph and Mary throw in their lot with a variety of sex therapists and relationship counselors -- prying psychotherapist Dr. Emil Watson (Douglas Manes), curious urologist Dr. Nadia Pfelt (Leslie Shearing), tantric spiritual seeker Tanya Nashold (Elizabeth Quinn), and the adventurous husband-and-wife team of Todd Cohen (Michael Rose) and Gehan Brown-Cohen (Donna Klimek). But between lots of conflicting advice and a dizzying variety of drugs, balms, and appliances, is it possible Joseph and Mary could end up even more confused than they were before? Unscrewed was the first theatrical feature from filmmaker Leslie Shearing.

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Critic Reviews for Unscrewed

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

As Shearing and company poke fun at our national anxiety over sexual dysfunction, they also send up our perverse eagerness (exemplified by courtroom television and show-all documentaries) to let it all hang out for public consumption.

February 9, 2005
Newsday
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Offers enough laughs to please even those who don't usually venture into downtown art houses.

February 9, 2005
New York Post
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Bold on the surface, squeamish underneath and utterly lacking in erotic warmth, Unscrewed could well perpetuate the very dysfunction it purports to address so fearlessly.

Full Review… | February 9, 2005
New York Times
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A likable, wrinkly taint of a movie.

Full Review… | February 8, 2005
Village Voice
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Shearing tickles the right spots by applying just what is needed for maximum effect.

Full Review… | March 24, 2005
Film Journal International

A dark and discomfiting comedy of sexual insecurity, this scruffy mockumentary about a couple's odyssey through sex therapy marks the feature-film debut of documentary-trained writer and director Leslie Shearing.

Full Review… | February 11, 2005

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