The Little Death

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Sexual ecstasy. 


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.

The Little Death

“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).

The Little Death

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!

The Little Death

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

The Little Death is available now on DVD and Blu-Ray at JB Hi-Fi or you can rent or buy the movie on iTunes. The film is classified MA+

The Little Death


Win This competition is now closed.


  1. Michelle V
  2. Sara R
  3. Diano O
  4. Sharyn W
  5. James P
  6. Ros M
  7. Helga G
  8. Melanie W
  9. Lea M
  10. Kevin K
  11. Ange
  12. Aaron K
  13. Crystal D
  14. Rachel KN
  15. Renee B

I am giving away 15 DVD copies of The Little Death!

The Little Death

This movie will have you laughing out loud….

To enter comment below and tell me why you need a good laugh?

Competition closes 1 March 2015 and full terms and conditions can be found here.


Good luck

Love Mummahh

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  • Zafy
    May 28, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Hilarious movie but many people do not have funny relationships. To find a happy relationship is to work very hard.

  • Ange
    March 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Because I just hit my funny bone and I am not laughing

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell
    February 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    With crabby kids who like to fight
    And tempers really do ignite
    Boys who never aim to please
    Dirty socks and jocks makes me wheeze
    Appliances that’ve gone on the blink
    We’re up to four; a foul smell from the sink
    A toddler loving to flush everything down the loo
    And venturing outside, walking in dogs poo
    A laugh you say, I need not just one
    A DVD prize could be where a laughs begun

  • Renee Ballantyne
    February 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    we have had a bad start to the year as my Pop was diagnosed with cancer

  • Crystal Donohue
    February 27, 2015 at 9:30 am

    To be able to relieve some stress! As much as I love what I’m studying at college, I’m not loving all of the reading material, assignments and homework! This looks like a fantastic movie to keep me entertained.

  • AmberB
    February 25, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    My mother is very currently very ill and it’s very stressful for her and our entire family. We could really do with some cheeky laughs.

  • Aaron Kaczmarczyk
    February 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I could do with a laugh after I dropped my snickers bar in the toilet. 🙁

  • Phillip Cunningham
    February 24, 2015 at 9:32 am

    As there’s just not enough laughs in my day, I could do with some to feel more happy.

  • Kevin Kelly
    February 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I go to work every morning, big smile on my face, pity not many other people there havent got one themselves

  • Karly
    February 23, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Because I’m a stay at home mum. Enough said?

  • Lea
    February 23, 2015 at 8:16 am

    As life has returned to normal, it has returned to its hectic status with less time for me. Life goes on with family, stuff, work, stuff, people, busyness, illness, stuff. It can all be worked through, but there’s not much in there to make me smile. I need to make that happen. From now ….

  • melanie w
    February 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Laughs here have been few and far between i could use a good laugh from an amusing scene.

  • Helga Grenkowitz
    February 20, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Unfortunately, we haven’t had much reason to laugh lately. Everything seems to go downhill.

  • Ros McFarlane
    February 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Live is just so serious, day in and day out, working around children, house work, shopping, not so much fun about that. Need something to laugh at/with.

  • james pizzey
    February 20, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    we just had a visitor that we did not invite after she leaves cyclone marcia now we need a laugh this would do the trick

  • Sharyn W
    February 20, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I have too many bills to pay
    My health issues has cost me more than I can say
    My children leave mess all over the floor
    I awaken all night to my hubby’s snores

  • Diana O
    February 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Laughter makes you live longer, and this to me is why I want to laugh as much as possible.
    For those who haven’t seen it yet, this movie is hilarious 🙂

  • Sara Reid
    February 20, 2015 at 6:52 am

    I need a good laugh to distract me from the total hash my sister and her partner have made of parenting! We’re about to become kinship carers, and we’ll have five kids in the house. Also trying not to think about my aunt’s breast cancer diagnosis this week. It’s bad, and comes only 12 months after the death of my uncle. Boy do I miss him. Sometimes things seem so bad I just want to laugh.

  • Michelle V
    February 20, 2015 at 5:08 am

    I could really do with a good laugh as this morning I am off to have a breast MRI after prior tests that I have had suggest I require one..
    Hoping the outcome is of course a good one, but the worry and stress leading up to it calls for some good laughs, no doubt.