A painful tale about marriage, bad sex and requited love.

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Simon Nicholson
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Katrien Becker
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Pam Nicholson
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Harry Ronayne
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Alan Lovell ...
Archie Boyle
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Julie
Jodie Rimmer ...
Joanne
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Keith
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Pip
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Tem Bristow
Mike Minogue ...
Errol the Fireman
Kate Harcourt ...
Mrs Simpson
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Roger
Jane Waddell ...
Mrs Boyle
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After the birth of two children Simon's (Joel Edgerton) marriage to Pam (Danielle Cormack) is becoming a bore in which the only climactic feelings he has involve an unfortunate new tendency for premature ejaculation. He develops an interest in another young mother, Katrien (Rhona Mitra), whose husband Klaus has been cheating on her. The world of young married parents in Wellington is fast leading to a whole new breed of men: the men of 'Separation City'. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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6 August 2009 (New Zealand)  »

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Cidade da Separação  »

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NZD 5,950,000 (estimated)
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Unlikeable characters
19 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this because of the cast and locale. Pros: - Wellington and sets are absolutely beautiful. - Mostly good performances - Great gags. At times you will laugh out loud. - The tone is set early for real-lifelike imperfect marriages among 30-somethings.

Cons: - Uncomfortable and noticeable male bias in the storytelling. Male bias is of course not a problem in itself, but this feels dated and out of place. - Nearly every important character is downright unlikeable and not relatable, in particular the adulterous leads (a housewife's close friend and the housewife's husband who somehow blames her because he can't keep it up without medicinal assist). Even cheaters in films should be able to elicit some degree of sympathy from the audience. I almost hoped the cheaters would somehow get struck by lightning while together. But as satisfying as that might've been it wouldn't have been very realistic. :-/


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