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Unscrewed (2003)
"Dogs in the Basement" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  31 January 2004 (USA)
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An improv troupe's biting satire about an all-American couple's quest to cure the sexual doldrums.



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Cast overview:
Heather Smith ...
Mary St. John
Hans Hoffman ...
Joseph St. John
Donna Klimek ...
Gehan Brown-Cohen
Tanya Nashold
Michael T. Rose ...
Todd Cohen
Douglas Manes ...
Dr. Emil Watson
Leslie Shearing ...
Dr. Nadia Pfelt
Jill Borher ...
Dr. Pfelt's Receptionist
Lulu ...
Amy Rush ...
Salon Receptionist
Libby Skala ...
Mary's Friend
Michael Scott Hill ...
The Frotteur
Jeff Matheny ...
Joe's Friend
Tiffany Lawrence ...
Woman in Park


Dogs in the Basement, a dark faux-documentary, follows one happily married couple's quest to cure the sexual doldrums. Through the help of a sex therapist, a urologist, and a trio of tantric counselors, Mary & Joe learn more about their relationship than they bargained for - and they are led to a result they did not foresee. Written by Leslie Shearing

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Sex. No one said it was going to be easy.


Comedy | Drama





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funny, entertaining and touching
23 April 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Dogs in the Basement is a mock documentary that is so real it's eerie. It follows a couple having sexual problems as they try to solve them. They visit a variety of "professionals," with wild results.

I really felt for the characters--while many of their trials and tribulations are very funny, there was at least one moving scene that brought tears to my eyes. That was a surprise, since I expected to spend the whole film laughing at them. The key is that the actors playing the main characters throw themselves completely into it and are entirely believable. They really don't seem to know what's coming next, and deal with it just as real people would.

This film is definitely worth seeing.

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