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My Year Without Sex (2009)

A tender story from Australia highlights the realistic ups and downs of an Australian family in the year following a parent's emergency medical procedure.

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Roy Davies ...
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Natalie and Ross struggle to stay in the middle class in a Melbourne suburb, with their likable son and daughter, 12 and 7. Their lives are upended one August day when Natalie faints during a routine medical checkup: it's an aneurysm followed by major surgery, convalescence, and a doctor's advice to avoid heavy lifting, straining on the toilet, stifled sneezes, and orgasms. Over the next year, we watch the family in vignettes, one each month: domestic frustrations, a tempting colleague, Christmas, a pet fish, a holiday, a church choir and conversations about God, a chicken hawk, a birthday party, football games, and fears that another aneurysm is just a sneeze away. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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28 May 2009 (Australia)  »

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AUD 4,000,000 (estimated)

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$528 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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$2,344 (USA) (16 April 2010)
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My Year Without Sex received strongly favourable reviews, and was touted by The Sydney Morning Herald as "possibly the best" Australian film of 2009, as well as "the most accomplished" local film of 2009 by The Age. See more »

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Underwritten Aussie comic drama
29 May 2009 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

Not many laughs from the audience at tonight's screening in Sydney. I started losing interest in this film around the time it got to 'May'.

This is a mildly amusing comic drama about an average Aussie family and their year from hell. I found the film neither funny nor particularly moving. You'd think it would be considering it is about a woman battling back from an aneurysm and having huge doubts about her faith, relationship etc.

The script just isn't polished enough and secondary characters (the blokey brother in law and his trophy wife etc) were like cardboard cutouts.

The photography is unimaginative and the film seems dated, like it was made for television ten years ago.

Disappointing. Like many Aussie films, this one needed a few more drafts done before it was given the green light.


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