'The Little Death' [Blu-ray]
(Damon Herriman, Bojana Novakovic, et al / Blu ray / NR / 2015 / Magnolia Home Entertainment)
Overview: Take a peek behind the curtain and see what really goes on in other people's bedrooms, in this shockingly and surprisingly romantic look at five suburban couples as they explore a range of sexual proclivities. Some fetishes are run-of-the-mill, while others are hilariously obscure in this big-hearted comedy about expressing desires, and facing the repercussions once shared.
Blu ray Verdict: OK, let's kick this review off with an explanation into where the title originates. 'The Little Death' actually comes from a 19th century euphemism for orgasm; originally the French "la petite Morte"!
So, with that now firmly under our belt, so to speak, and knowing it is also an Australian film, Writer/Director Josh Lawson has put together a brilliantly funny, original film that needs to be seen!
'The Little Death' examines several suburban Australian couples' and how their sex lives and fantasies affect their relationships. As Josh's character Paul remarks in one particular scene, "Whatever happened to good old, run of the mill sex? People have to complicate it with all this kinky stuff".
In truth, this movie wouldn't have worked without the excellent writing and directing of Josh Lawson, each time something happens or a character appears, I think to myself "That's what's gonna probably happen", but Lawson surprises me every time I thought that. The stories were well written and how they all come together in the end was brilliant.
Each couple have a fascinating, hilarious, heart-warming story that never seems over the top. This movie is laugh-out-loud hilarious, and I can't remember the last time we got that in an Australian comedy! Sorry. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:78.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
A Little Look at The Story, Casting and Directing: From Script to Screen
Inside The Cast and Characters: Relationships and Sex
Interview with Write/Director Josh Lawson
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