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Better Than Sex (2000)

After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.

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He wakes up in her bed. He's Josh, an Australian photographer living in London, on holiday in Sydney, leaving in three days. She's Cinthia (Cin), a dress designer. They've met at a party and shared a cab back to their respective places, they're attracted to each other, he'll be gone in three days (no complications), so he stays the night. Each of them talks to the camera occasionally, commenting on what happens; so do her female friends and his male ones. An omniscient taxi driver also helps out. How will those three days go? What could be better than sex? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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3 days in the life of a 1 night stand.

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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9 November 2000 (Australia)  »

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$19,521 (USA) (26 October 2001)

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$94,940 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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Josh: For the first time in my life I was with someone I was really into, you know the feeling where you just crave them?
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Gentle, romantic, stage-play-like relationship study
30 August 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This film is simple in plot line---the growth from a one-night stand of a relationship that is expected to end as one party has to leave in a few days---but manages to build the characters with a mixture of soliloquy, quick comment from friends, reaction to fast sexual progression, and so on. It gives the feeling that it was once a stage play, but does not suffer for this. It has a few amusing weird bits, like the taxi driver. It is no blockbuster, but it is well-acted, well photographed, well scripted, has an interesting ending, and is generally warming, while succeeding admirably in making you see the characters without seeing their appearance.


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