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Better Than Sex (2000)

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After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.

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Jonathan Teplitzky
1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenham ... Josh
Susie Porter ... Cin
Catherine McClements Catherine McClements ... Sam
Kris McQuade ... Taxi Driver
Simon Bossell ... Tim
Imelda Corcoran ... Carole
Dina Gillespie ... Girl B
Emily Saunders Emily Saunders ... Girl C
Laura Keneally Laura Keneally ... Girl D
Leah Vandenberg ... Girl E
Tammy Macintosh ... Girl F
Mark Priestley ... Guy A
Tamblyn Lord Tamblyn Lord ... Guy B
Jason Clarke ... Guy C
Jason Chong ... Guy D
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Storyline

He wakes up in her bed. He's Josh, an Australian photographer living in London, on holiday in Sydney, leaving in three days. She's Cinthia (Cin), a dress designer. They've met at a party and shared a cab back to their respective places, they're attracted to each other, he'll be gone in three days (no complications), so he stays the night. Each of them talks to the camera occasionally, commenting on what happens; so do her female friends and his male ones. An omniscient taxi driver also helps out. How will those three days go? What could be better than sex? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

3 days in the life of a 1 night stand.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mejor que el sexo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,521, 28 October 2001

Gross USA:

$94,940
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Cyn is on the phone with Sam, Josh gets up from the bed wearing his socks, in the few seconds it takes him to walk from the bed to the window his socks are gone. See more »

Quotes

Josh: Being with someone like Cin, it's, I don't know, seductive I guess. She was open, confidant. She was never uptight. There was never any of that having to do it with the lights out.
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Mr Milk
Written by Andy Kent (as A. Kent), Tim Rogers (as T. Rogers) and Russell Hopkinson (as R. Hopkinson)
Performed by You Am I
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Eventually emotions come into it!
1 December 2000 | by PJ-52See all my reviews

This is a great investigation into the challenge of having a merely sexual relationship with someone without letting emotions come into it. But, eventually emotions come into it because sex is more than just the release of biological urges. The two main characters Josh and Cin are perfectly portrayed by their players David and Susie. I'm sure they would have put a bit of themselves into their roles. The toughest part would have been filming the sex scenes and for the director filming the scenes without a hint of pornography. My rating: 8/10


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