Better Than Sex
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Somewhere in Sydney, Josh (David Wenham) and Cin (Susie Porter) meet at a party one night. They share a cab ride afterward, and Cin invites Josh up to her apartment, where she works as a dressmaker. Josh is a wildlife photographer based in London, and he is scheduled to return there in three days to continue some assignments for National Geographic. Although he thinks that his one-night stand with Cin will be pleasantly uncomplicated, he is forced to reconsider this initial assessment after their planned night together blossoms into a three-day whoopee fest. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With remarkable grace, [Teplitzky's] actors balance the competing demands of candor and whimsy, and the result, while not unforgettable, is charming."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"It could be funnier, sharper, more probing, but at its best it is sexy, and that's always something to celebrate."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"A paper-thin script that is by turns fatuous and emotionally fraudulent."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"An irresistible Australian romantic comedy that celebrates the life-affirming magic of sexual pleasure."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"This is refreshing: a sex film that actually thinks that, for the most part, sex is good fun."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Runs out of impulse and falls back on glibness."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"The director and actors get away with this fluff thanks to the nimble, whimsical way it's played."
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"The bulk of the film rests squarely on its leads and both Porter and Wenham are winning and appealing."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Writer/director Teplitsky has a great eye for detail and often manages to say a lot by saying very little."
‑ Nikki Tranter, PopMatters
"They're a charming couple, and you don't mind watching them. Just don't expect insightful love revelations."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
"At times, Better Than Sex feels like Last Tango in Paris, with all the grunting and animalistic behavior but none of the raison d'etre."
‑ Eli Sanders, Seattle Times
"Continues for 84 minutes, short for a feature but too long for a commercial. And Mr. Teplitzky lacks the big-screen savvy to fill the surplus footage."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"Absurdly threadbare.....Supposed to be darling, of course, but it's mostly a stream of flat, pedestrian or nauseatingly cute talk."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"It doesn't quite live up to the title, but this little Australian import will leave you feeling satisfied."
‑ , E! Online
"When you come down to it, its hoary insights -- like 'men are slobs' and 'women can never decide what to wear on a date' -- have been the stuff of sitcoms since the seven words you couldn't say on television were taboo in movies as well."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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