Unscrewed (2003)

A couple trying to kick their sex life back into gear get more advice than they either need or can use in this satiric mock documentary. Joseph St. John (Hans Hoffman) and his wife Mary (Heather Smith) have been married for seven years, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 26, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jan Stuart

As Shearing and company poke fun at our national anxiety over sexual dysfunction, they also send up our perverse eagerness (exemplified by courtroom television and show-all documentaries) to let it all hang out for public consumption.

Edward Crouse
Village Voice

A likable, wrinkly taint of a movie.

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Harvey S. Karten

An erotic pic that punches into the national uptightness about sexual dysfunction.

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Russell Scott Smith
New York Post

Offers enough laughs to please even those who don't usually venture into downtown art houses.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Shearing tickles the right spots by applying just what is needed for maximum effect.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A funny film that pokes fun at the specialists in mind, body and soul who peddle wisdom about sex in today's excessive self-improvement marketplace.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Bold on the surface, squeamish underneath and utterly lacking in erotic warmth, Unscrewed could well perpetuate the very dysfunction it purports to address so fearlessly.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

A dark and discomfiting comedy of sexual insecurity, this scruffy mockumentary about a couple's odyssey through sex therapy marks the feature-film debut of documentary-trained writer and director Leslie Shearing.

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