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My Year Without Sex (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 28 May 2009 (Australia)
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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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Sarah Watt

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Sarah Watt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Portia Bradley Portia Bradley ... Ruby
Jonathan Segat Jonathan Segat ... Louis
Sacha Horler ... Natalie
Matt Day ... Ross
Roy Davies Roy Davies ... Old Man
Catherine Hill Catherine Hill ... Newsreader
Sonya Suares ... Rosie Singh
Petru Gheorghiu Petru Gheorghiu ... Con
Eddie Baroo ... Tim Donnelly
Travis Cotton Travis Cotton ... Howard
Fred Whitlock ... Greg
Sean Rees-Wemyss ... Blake
Lauren Mikkor Lauren Mikkor ... Georgia
Chloe Guymer ... Chloe
Katie Wall ... Winona
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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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One woman is about to do the unthinkable

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Comedy | Drama

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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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Creating meaning out of everyday life and death
24 May 2009 | by ed-1077See all my reviews

The film explores how people go about making sense of their lives. Despite the reality of life portrayed in the film, Sarah Watt has managed to put together a story that is incredibly funny as well as having a strong emotional resonance.

The "truth" of the film comes from the way by which audiences will be able to relate their own lives with the everyday Australian characters, partly because of the brilliant performances of the cast, perhaps more so because of the writing, direction and editing. There was nothing throughout the entire film that broke me out of the narrative. A special mention must go to Sacha Horler, who I have not seen in anything since Praise - she is just amazing - although the whole cast work exceptionally well.

I loved Sarah Watt's previous film Look Both Ways, which like My Year Without Sex also made me laugh and cry, so I had some expectations going into this film. Expectations can be dangerous, as if the experience of watching the film does not live up to them then they can be crushed. But the blend of ideas, acting, direction to create consummate storytelling meant that I was thoroughly entertained.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Год без секса See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$528, 14 March 2010

Gross USA:

$3,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$805,283
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Hibiscus Films, My Year See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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