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


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Release Date:
9 November 2000 (Australia) See more »
3 days in the life of a 1 night stand.
After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Character driven perfection. I agree, nothing is Better than Sex See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order)

David Wenham ... Josh

Susie Porter ... Cin
Catherine McClements ... Sam
Kris McQuade ... Taxi Driver

Simon Bossell ... Tim

Imelda Corcoran ... Carole
Dina Gillespie ... Girl B
Emily Saunders ... Girl C
Laura Keneally ... Girl D
Leah Vandenberg ... Girl E

Tammy Macintosh ... Girl F
Mark Priestley ... Guy A
Tamblyn Lord ... Guy B

Jason Clarke ... Guy C

Jason Chong ... Guy D
Tim Richards ... Guy E
Harry Bragg ... Phone Box Man
Pauline Anderson ... Phone Box Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Hobson ... Soundtrack performer - Che gelida manina (La Bohème)

Ken Waters (as Ken VerCammen)

Directed by
Jonathan Teplitzky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Teplitzky 

Produced by
Marc Bonduel .... executive producer
Frank Cox .... producer
Bruna Papandrea .... producer
Original Music by
David Hirschfelder 
Cinematography by
Garry Phillips 
Film Editing by
Shawn Seet 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
Production Design by
Tara Kamath 
Art Direction by
Tara Kamath 
Set Decoration by
Carisse O'Brien 
Costume Design by
Kelly May 
Makeup Department
David Grainger .... makeup artist
Angela Mork .... assistant hair stylist
Angela Mork .... makeup assistant
Helene Simone .... hair stylist supervisor
Helene Simone .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Cathy Flannery .... unit production manager
Les Taylor .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Kiely .... first assistant director
Belinda Mravicic .... second assistant director
Annabel Osborne .... third assistant director
Art Department
Gillian Farrow .... stand-by props
Lea Lennon .... props buyer
Ben Lord .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Andrew Belletty .... production sound mixer
Mark Blackwell .... sound effects editor
Mark Blackwell .... sound recordist
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Mauricio Hernández .... foley recordist
Phil Heywood .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Murphy .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Conor O'Connor .... boom operator
Philip Purcell .... adr recordist
Penn Robinson .... dialogue editor
Sue Scott .... adr coordinator
Stephen R. Smith .... sound mixer
Stephen R. Smith .... sound supervisor
Visual Effects by
Ken Phelan .... opticals
Camera and Electrical Department
Hallie Burton .... still photographer
Steve Carter .... gaffer
Stacey Cross .... camera attachment
Sally Eccleston .... focus puller
David Litchfield .... key grip
Michael Metzner .... camera attachment
Nicholas Seckold .... best boy
Irene Seeto .... clapper loader
Darryl Short .... assistant grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly May .... stand-by costumer
Editorial Department
Greg Chapman .... negative matcher
Kelvin Crumplin .... color grader
Al Hansen .... digital colorist
Milena Romanin .... assembly editor
Milena Romanin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ross Cockle .... music score engineer
Con Frantzeskos .... music supervisor
Peter Hoyland .... music supervisor
Nigel MacLean .... assistant music producer
Nigel MacLean .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Peter Vorst .... vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Robert Connolly .... consultant
Jane Corden .... production accountant
Christian Luxton .... production runner
Tracy McKeown .... accounting assistant
Genevieve Mooy .... script editor
Annie Parnell .... production coordinator
Annette Smith .... unit publicist
Eve Spence .... continuity
Kimble Rendall .... thanks
Corrie Soeterboek .... thanks

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language
95 min | Germany:80 min | USA:84 min (approx)
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: When Cyn is on the phone with Sam, Josh gets up from the bed wearing his socks, in the few seconds it takes him to walk from the bed to the window his socks are gone.See more »
[Josh tastes tea, makes a face]
Cin:No good?
Josh:Do you boil the water?
Cin:Listen, buster, I know how to make tea, it's just like making coffee only with tea. I made you a cup the other night, you said you liked it.
Josh:Can I ask you something? What that before or after we had sex?
Cin:Before, you know it was before.
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Character driven perfection. I agree, nothing is Better than Sex, 7 January 2006
Author: Lea Greenall from Brisbane, Australia

To be honest I cant get enough of 'Better than Sex'(BtS). I was thoroughly disappointed when the end credits began to roll. Since I viewed it on cable TV, I flipped a channel and watched it all over again. I hold very few movies in such an esteem to rate them 10/10. But BtS is definitely one of those rare diamonds.

BtS is a very intellectual and honest look at the dynamics of the one night stand, the following passion, the possibilities of more. Seen from both the male and female perspective it's so engaging to see and feel the raw honesty. As a male I was constantly agreeing, laughing, nodding and completely understanding Josh's (David Wenham) position with his actions and thoughts. I so loved the balancing female - Cin's (Susie Porter) perspective. I felt this was how it really is. BtS is an optimal example of reality.

From the initial meetings to the scared first steps, the initial sex to the first words the next day, the progression of knowing nothing to seeing the unfolding of a relationship not yet defined and blossoming. The doubts, insecurities, the ensuing pointless fights, walking out then making up. The development of passion and the emotional content that creeps in uncontrollably is magnificent in its simplicity and handling.

As an audience I became so drawn to the characters. I felt in tune with David Wenham's Character and was left with a crush on Susie Porter. This movie is all about character, development and that proverbial 'human condition. So basic I would assume it was filmed on a shoe string budget, but you never know it. The cinematography, camera angles, accompanying music, the introspective and intermittent 'interview' style was perfect. The sex scenes are tasteful and never 'dirty', the chemistry was electric between Josh and Cin.

I am not usually a fan of pure Australian film. But BtS showcases how an intellectual, witty, and powerful character driven story tackling a very real plot should be done. A definite movie to get... a saucy, raunchy and potentially winner of a movie to see with a new partner. However be warned, BtS is clearly marketed for adults that demand that bit more depth in the intellectual and honesty stakes.

A challenge: Try not to fall in love with either one or both of David Wenham or Susie Porter and their characters. And I bet you will love the Taxi driver :D

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