Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB
Australia/France, 2000. Better Than, Fireworks Pictures, France Télévision Distribution, Meercat Films, New South Wales Film & Television Office, New Vision Films. Screenplay by Jonathan Teplitzky. Cinematography by Garry Phillips. Produced by Frank Cox, Bruna Papandrea. Music by David Hirschfelder. Production Design by Tara Kamath. Costume Design by Kelly May. Film Editing by Shawn Seet.
Dry Australian romantic comedy about a couple who start off as a one-night stand and end up soaked in romance. The whole film takes place in the girl’s apartment, watching them trying to go their separate ways after every bout of raunchy sex but constantly unable to part.
The nudity and sexual content will shock some, but for those desensitized (like myself) it will just show through as a director’s way of disguising the fact that he doesn’t have a very interesting story to tell. Susie Porter and David Wenham as the couple, however, are very fresh and enjoyable to watch.
Toronto International Film Festival: 2000