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Unscrewed (2003)

Dogs in the Basement (original title)
An improv troupe's biting satire about an all-American couple's quest to cure the sexual doldrums.

Director:

Leslie Shearing

Writer:

Leslie Shearing
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Cast

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

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unscrewed See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Other Side Filmworks See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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28 July 2006 | by jodisegal-1See all my reviews

This is a one of a kind film. I saw it a couple of years ago at a film festival and have been trying to get a copy of it since.

It's the story of a couple with sexual problems trying to get help. It's so funny because they try several therapies that each get taken to their illogical extremes. The actors are all improv and stay perfectly in character. I think it was all shot in just a couple of days with minimal takes.

The momentum of the mocumentary is half of the fun, so try to watch it with a big audience if possible.


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