i came across this film on imdb through sarah polley oddly enough (she got a thanks for it) so decided to watch it and i'd have to say it was pretty good. the title suggests that there will be a lot of sex, and while that's true in theory, it's not so much about the sex as it is the relationship between the couples. it actually skipped over the sex at points to move from one couple to the next. it was more about the relationships.
the movie followed 5 couples through one sexual experience. the couples were named according to status 'the couple', 'the friends', etc. and the movie was cut up into the stages a couple goes through when they have sex. in each part we'd get to see how the stereotypical type of couple would react to each other in that stage of the process. all of the couples go about it differently and they have problems... it's very 'real'. i was kind of surprised watching it because in a lot of movies the sex scene is always smooth and.. well, sexy, but in this movie the couples talked to each other a lot throughout the whole movie. there was a lot of doubt on both sides and for every situation there was at least one point where you thought it wasn't going to happen. they made mistakes, or it was weird and they had to fix it. basically it was a movie about the social aspect of sex. it wasn't as contrived as the big hollywood, action movie, sex scene. it was a story about how different people who love each other in different ways wanted to get together, and how they did. but as i say, there wasn't any more nudity in it than you'd find in a contemporary teen comedy, and it has a substantial story line that's actually trying to say something about the romantic life of sex.
it was funny and it was romantic. i'd definitely recommend it to anyone age appropriate. most of the movies coming out today with sex scenes idealize and stereotype sex, but don't actually go beyond the physical. because of this it could be said that sex in the media is poorly represented and is cheapened by either the desire to draw people to a movie as a selling point, or to keep the story line going because the plot is sorely lacking in anything worth telling a story about. this movie takes apart the sex we see on tv and goes beyond the physical, makes it relatable to real life, actually has something decent to say.