Better than Sex
October 26, 2001
Two appealing 20-somethings, Josh and Cin, meet at a party, are attracted to each other and decide to sleep together. Neither is interested in a long-term relationship, so the fact that Josh leaves in three days to return to his career as a wildlife photographer seems to make a for the prefect win-win situation. But as the planned one-night stand continues into the next day, and then the next night, both Josh and Cin begin to re-evaluate not only their encounter, but what they actually want at this point in their lives.
This Australian romantic comedy is set for a limited release in the US this October. As with most limited releases, word-of-mouth and good reviews will be key to its success. A nice marketing push from the American distribution company, Samuel Goldwyn Films, will also help. Judging from the information available, this might be worth a trip to the local art-house for those who enjoy Australian films and/or relationship comedies; on paper at least, it seems as though it would be a pleasant-enough diversion. (Stephanie Star Smith/BOP)