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Sex and Breakfast

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Cast: Cast:Macaulay Culkin,Kuno Becker,Eliza Dushku,Alexis Dziena

Director(s): Miles Brandman

Comedy / Drama / Romance

Year: 2007

Rating: R

Sex and Breakfast intertwines the lives of young couples that experiment with anonymous group sex as a way to revitalize their troubled relationships. Through the experience they are forced to rethink the rudiments of a successful relationship: sex, love, and communication. Meet James (Macaulay Culkin) and Heather (Alexis Dziena). Their relationship isn't working. A cold distance has grown between them and their intimate moments feel forced. Heather is a take-charge problem solver who sometimes gets too carried away for her own good. She's determined to make her relationship with James work, even if it means being overbearing or making questionable decisions. James has recently started to discover that he's easily manipulated. He can't remember if this is the way he's always been, but he's going to do something about it in this relationship, that's for damn sure. Meet Ellis (Kuno Becker) and Renee (Eliza Dushku). Their relationship isn't working. The spark of passion they once felt has started to fade and both are fearful that this could mark the beginning of the end. Renee is thoughtful and honest, but recently she's found herself feeling slightly isolated and bored with Ellis. At times Ellis comes off as brash or thick with machismo, but he's essentially a sensitive guy whose primary concern is ensuring that he and Renee remain loyal to each other through what seems to be a turbulent phase in their relationship. Tension grows when Dr. Wellbridge (Joanna Miles) offers her experimental treatment to rekindle the cooling relationship. On the doctor's orders, the couples embark on a partner swap that leaves some thrilled and others thwarted. After a series of mishaps fueled by jealousy, confusion, and insecurities, they soon find that true love and lasting relationships are ultimately about more than sex and breakfast.

It seems some of the bad reviews this has gotten is from people thinking they are getting a comedy here and after watching it they are disappointed, let me tell you now this is a drama first. Director Miles Brandman tackles a pretty tough subject matter here and for the most part he pulled it off very well. This film is one that builds off it's characters and their interaction together and I felt each one was well developed and it was like you knew these people. Let's give props to the cast here for playing their roles so well, Macaulay Culkin,Kuno Becker,Eliza Dushku and Alexis Dziena all show great chemistry together and it's nice to see Macaulay in a film again. Sex and Breakfast is a film about two couples that are kinda lost in their lives and looking for something different, but it seems they all are looking in wrong direction but in the end they all learn some valuable lessons. The film itself can get a little slow at times but for the most part there's enough good interaction between characters to keep you both interested and entertained as well as some good humor along the way to lighten the mood. Released by First Look Media. *** 1/2 Out Of *****