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2007



February 29, 2008
San Jose Cinequest Film Festival
Canada
English
90 Minutes
Comedy
Martin Gero

Five combinations of young, attractive, and way too skinny, blonde, and Caucasian people have a night of relative passion and sexual discussion. And the categories are:

"The Couple"--boring, repetitious, mechanical.
"The Ex's"--who were always good in the sack, but terrible everywhere else.
"The Friends"--who had crushes on each other at the wrong times growing up.
"The First Date"--whereby two incredibly attractive people pretend like they've never done this before.
"The Roommates"--where the only realistic-looking guy and his beanpole girlfriend invite the roommate to join in for misunderstood reasons.

Yes, there is sex. Yes, there is frank talk--most enjoyably by the two friends all but daring each other to finally do the nasty. There isn't a surprise in the 90 minutes and, though I may have seen this with an especially prudish audience, I think what you get out of this film, is how you feel about the whole huge topic of sex. My audience snickered at every suggestive comment or position. They nervously laughed at each twist in the gender roles. They applauded when a woman achieved orgasm by, er, non-traditional means.

And whenever something sexually non-vanilla was shown on screen, you'd think that the world was going to end. It's not fair judging a film based on an audience of film festival viewers, but my enjoyment of some truly funny scenes and some honest truths about heterosexual coupling was lessened by those around me who have clearly never grasped the full spectrum of the sexual continuum. Or perhaps, were just giddy about the topic.

Not sure who I'd recommend this film to. The actors are all very attractive. And watching attractive people coupling is an enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes.

5.6 IMDB

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