• Studio: Tartan
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2005
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Time
    Jul 10, 2007
    8
    If you like porn you'll love this. This is full on sex. Even Skinamax has their limits.
  2. LauraU.
    Jun 22, 2006
    8
    The film is surprisingly bleak - it reflects so well the emptiness of a relationship where the partners are so intimately acquainted with The film is surprisingly bleak - it reflects so well the emptiness of a relationship where the partners are so intimately acquainted with each other's bodies but are not interested in getting to know each other as people. We are given a touching depiction of a barren relationship, and it is only a pity that so many critics failed to see that. If Winterbottom had decided to give us a picture of a rounded relationship, the film probably could not have examined the sexual aspects so deeply without being so long it was really tedious. And one has to ask whether Stilley would have been able to carry it off, whereas she was obviously capable of having sex with enthusiasm. I just wish I could still do it so well - or that I still looked as good! Full Review »
  3. KenB.
    Jan 8, 2006
    7
    The plot was uninspiring but the sex, although casual, was an example for all to imitate - gentle and loving. But what pleased me was that The plot was uninspiring but the sex, although casual, was an example for all to imitate - gentle and loving. But what pleased me was that the female actor was depicted as explicitly as the male. Too many films, such as Catherine Breillat's "Anatomy of Hell" treat the female lead with a defference not given to the male. For example - the notice upfront in "Anatomy of Hell" that the female lead's body was not exposed in the film - the female body exposed was that of a stand-in. Yet the male leads genitals were not only explicity shown but were shown erect. Full Review »