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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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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 grossed $1,125,871 at the box office in Australia. See more »

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Funny, sexy, and sweet
24 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended the North American Premiere of "My Year Without Sex" at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. The obviously titillating and suggestive title may be a bit misleading, but writer/director Sarah Watt has hit the jackpot with this sweet little Australian dramedy. After a brain aneurysm, Natalie (Sacha Horler) is advised by her doctor to avoid certain risky behaviors. Mayhem ensues. The script is sexy without being too bawdy, but I'd recommend it for ages 14+ and there are some Aussie references that may get past viewers. I loved the cute soundtrack and clever structure, with title cards presenting each month of the year as a separate segment with its own sexually suggestive title (Foreplay, Going Down...). But strong performances make this film worth seeing.


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