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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

Writer:

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Funny, sexy, and sweet
24 September 2009 | by larry-411See 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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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hibiscus Films, My Year See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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