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The French call it la petite mort, translated it means The Little Death.
It’s a subject we don’t often discuss…. even with our partners but Australian movie, The Little Death tackles the topic head on. The Little Death is a quirky movie that follows the secret sex lives of five ordinary Australian couples.
“A cheeky cracking Australian comedy that is filled with amazing chemistry, hilarious moments and clever exchanges. It’s well worth your time” Twitch
I don’t like to spoil movies before people watch them so I will only give you a general idea of the storyline and characters. The couples all have their own story which doesn’t intertwine with the others except for the fact they all live on the same street. You know this thanks to the ‘weird’ character of Steve played by Kim Gyngell who pops up now and again. The movie opens with Paul and Maeve who struggle with a dangerous fantasy Maeve wants to play out. Then there’s Evie and Dan who try to re-ignite their relationship with role-play however it seems to backfire somewhat with Dan becoming slightly obsessed with the role but not the play (if you get my drift).
Up next is Rowena and Richard whose sex life is mundane and predictable as they try to get pregnant, that is until Rowena becomes aroused after seeing her partner cry. It seems she finds his pain very arousing. From then on she does anything to get him upset for her own selfish pleasure. Oh and then we have the slightly disturbing Phil who finds his wife sexy when she’s asleep. But one of the most hilarious scenes is the final one which involves Monica, a translator for the deaf, who ends up translating a phone sex call for Sam – this is the highlight of the movie!
This movie is hilarious at times and at other times can make you feel totally awkward and slightly uncomfortable. I was pretty much in stitches during the first scene of this movie when Paul doesn’t quite hear Maeve correctly. Like I said earlier, I won’t do a ‘spoiler’ but it’s the addition of these clever little bits throughout the movie that keep you smiling. The Little Death is an honest and thought provoking look into everyday peoples sex lives, fantasies and how they go about finding that ultimate pleasure. The Little Death is entertaining and even with the story revolving around sex (and stuff) it is neither crass nor pretentious. If you like Love My Way and Offspring then this is a film you’ll enjoy.
“Like a deviant antipodean version of Love, Actually, actor Josh Lawson’s writing and directing debut shows both his funny bone and his heart are in the right place” Hollywood Reporter
The movie, released in September 2014, was written and directed by Josh Lawson who also stars in the film as Paul. The Little Death is Lawson’s first feature film and brings together a pretty impressive cast.
- Josh Lawson
- Bojana Novakovic
- Damon Herriman
- Lisa McCune
- Patrick Bramall
- Kim Gyngell
- Lachy Hulme
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This movie will have you laughing out loud….
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