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Strictly Sexual

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Strictly adult fare; lots of sex, profanity, mature themes.

Movie R 2009 99 minutes
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With its graphic sex scenes and constant swearing, STRICTLY SEXUAL is strictly grown-up fare. But it's grown-up fare done badly. Though the female leads show promise, their male counterparts offer sub-par performances, either overacting or underacting moments. Still, the acting's not the biggest problem with it. The writing is. Riddled with expository dialogue, it's the epitome of telling, not showing. Scene after scene has characters sitting down ruminating, but the conversations offer little wisdom. For a movie about sex and relationships, it's a snoozer.

The film does attempt to untangle the mess that is modern relationships, and for that, it deserves some credit. (The subject's certainly worth exploring, despite repeated attempts by other movies.) And in some ways, it captures a certain kindness in friendships -- not just among women, but among men, too -- that's worthy of celebrating. But there aren't enough of these moments to rescue the film from tedium.

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