Sunday, August 19, 2018

Speaking of Sex (2001)

Synopsis: Sex-starved and ethically-challenged lawyers manipulate sex-starved and ethically-challenged therapists, who in turn manipulate sex-starved and intellectually-challenged hayseeds. 
Blurb From the DVD Jacket: “Get your head examined.” 
What Did I Learn?: People in Boise are obsessed with elevator sex. 
You Might Like This Movie If: You know that therapy is hard work. 
Really?: Speaking of Sex is a screwball comedy that isn’t meant to be taken too seriously, but jeez, didn’t anyone notice that Melora Walters really can’t act? 
Rating: When I sat down to watch Speaking of Sex for the first time in several years, I remembered it being a lot funnier than the low-budget made-in-Calgary comedy which unfolded. Speaking of Sex is fine for an evening’s entertainment, but it’s littered with crude and unlikeable characters, several bad performances (I’m looking at you especially, Melora), and a convoluted script that depends a little too much on bedroom humour – some of it amusing, some of rather lame. Still, Bill Murray is great as scummy Boise lawyer Ezri Stone, and I liked both James Spader and Lara Lynn Boyle as two of the world's worst therapists. 6.5/10 stars.

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