Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.
Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
James C. Strouse
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all. The little Death explores why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy? Written by
This is a really clever film. In that it covers several couples' stories you could maybe say it's like a thinking person's Valentine's Day or Love Actually. But the writing and acting are far superior.
The couples are all real, cringingly-so in some cases. There are some hilarious moments (especially the sign language translation call) and some scary, sad and ironic parts too.
Some of the characters are more likable than others. There is some political incorrectness and a small amount of nudity.
Definitely recommend this for a break from Hollywood action thrillers or sickly sweet rom coms.
12 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?