My Year Without Sex
My Year Without Sex (2009)

A loving couple finds their lives turned upside down when one of them is diagnosed with a medical condition that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget, and job insecurity… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 19, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2010
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-meaning yet consistently underwhelming domestic drama that rarely packs the emotional punch that Watt has obviously intended.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A gem of a film: a wonderfully observed snapshot that canvasses the emotional pulse of a family in the suburbs. It's the slant with which Watt affectionately embraces her characters that make it so engaging.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

A year without sex is actually one of the lesser challenges that Watt tackles, with stout heart and a rich instinct for human comedy.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Testing a family for breaking points within a comic framework is not exactly new territory, but Watt's scripting is sharp and she plays fast and loose with audience expectation in the cliche department.

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Anders Wotzke

A delightfully modest film that overcomes its narrative lulls with authentically crafted characters and astute observations of everyday life.

Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Watt strives to cram a great deal into a small space, but her special triumph is that the strain never shows. My Year Without Sex stands as the most accomplished Australian film so far this year.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

We get to care for the characters, but would like to have understood them better.

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Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

[Watt] is a a filmmaker to treasure.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

While there are occasions where the film appears to be going nowhere in particular, the undeniable believability of the characters makes the wait for a return to relevance simply whiz by.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Good portrayal of a year in the life of a typical suburban Australian family as they deal with the aftermath of the mother's aneurysm. The husband does… More
Dean McKenna
This Aussie comedy-drama film comes from director-writer Sarah Watt's idea because she has fought cancer, and her ability to combine dry humour with… More
Panta Oz
Australian comedy with everyday story which brings all the characters close to the audience... life questions, big and small, can be overwhelming for most of… More