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The Sex Therapist (1973)

Alvin Purple (original title)
R | | Comedy | 11 October 1974 (USA)
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Graeme Blundell ...
Abigail ...
Girl in See-Through
Lynette Curran ...
First Sugar Girl
Christine Amor ...
Peggy
Dina Mann ...
Shirley
Dennis Miller ...
Mr. Horwood
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Mrs. Horwood
Frederick Parslow ...
Alvin's Father
Valerie Blake ...
Alvin's Mother
Alan Finney ...
Gary Down ...
Roger Hattam
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Tina
Peter Aanensen ...
Ed Cameron
Jenny Hagen ...
Agnes Jackson
Kris McQuade ...
Samantha
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The year is supposedly when Alvin is 15 which would make it 1967 as in 1973 he is 21 having his birthday,When Alvin is chased by the girls on his bike/s he rings his bell and is supposed to be let into the garage, across the road is a 1972 XA Falcon parked in a driveway! See more »

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Great movie
16 June 2009 | by (somewhere) – See all my reviews

This is the first sex comedy I ever watched in my life. Sure I watched a lot of films that considered themselves as sex comedies but there was no sex in them, just some goofy romance. Sure there were some of those teen sex movies that came close but this movie is about adults has a lot of sex and it's very funny.

I also think this is very good Don Juan movie, I mean it's heck of a lot better then that "Don Juan" movie with Johny Depp. Besides what I also enjoy about Australian movies is that they are not pretentious. They are not burdened with the notion "Will it get an award on some movie festival or not." No! This movie doesn't care about that, it doesn't try to be something more than it is. I watched a lot of those "coming of age" movies when you see some fellow's sudden sexual awakening and then director gets to much worked up over it and tries to be a philosopher about how people change when they loose their virginity. But not this movie, which thankfully delivers more than those movies can hope to.


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