The Place For The Latest Movie Reviews

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Sacha Horler, Matt Day, Jonathan Segat, Portia Bradley, Roy Davies, Catherine Hill, Sonya Suares, Petru Gheorgiu, Eddie Baroo, Travis Cotton, Fred Whitlock, Sean Rees-Wemyss, Katie Wall, Maude Davey, Lauren Mikkor, Chloe Guymer

Director: Sarah Watt

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Year: 2010

Rating: NR

In the wake of a near-fatal brain aneurysm, thirtysomething Melbourne mom Natalie (Sacha Horler) and her affable hubby, Ross (Matt Day), enter a period of doctor-ordered abstinence while they raise their children Louis (Jonathan Segat) and Ruby (Portia Bradley). Wrestling with myriad problems in the bedroom and out, Natalie has a year to remember.

Going by the title alone one might think this is going to one long sex joke but you would be dead wrong. Sure there are sex jokes and situations that are funny but the film also is about dealing with what life tosses at us and over coming our problems together as a family. This a love story and a film about how a family can make it past the difficult times when they are close and love each other dearly. The film is about an Australian family but we all can relate to it in one way or another so the story is universal. You have it all here from the cute kids to the family dog and who doesn't have a few odd friends and co-workers? The film is broken down into 12 chapters each one teasingly titled but the film is not all about sex or even about being funny all the time. It is a film mixed with drama and humor and it has characters we feel for. In the end "My Year without Sex" is about family and caring for one another. Writer/Director, Sarah Watt is known for being a master at story-telling and she creates another gem here. I recommend this to fan's of both comedy and drama, there is a lot going on here and the story will have you laughing at times and maybe even shedding a tear or two as well. If you like great cinema then be sure to pick this up today.

Released by Strand Releasing

**** Out Of *****