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The Little Death (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.

Director:

Josh Lawson

Writer:

Josh Lawson
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bojana Novakovic ... Maeve
Josh Lawson ... Paul
Damon Herriman ... Dan
Kate Mulvany ... Evie
Kate Box ... Rowena
Patrick Brammall ... Richard
Alan Dukes ... Phil
Lisa McCune ... Maureen
Erin James ... Monica
T.J. Power ... Sam (as TJ Power)
Kim Gyngell ... Steve
Lachy Hulme ... Kim
Paul Gleeson ... Counselor
Nell Nell ... Roxy the Dog
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Dr. Barnes
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The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all. The little Death explores why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy? Written by Anonymous

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Sexual hangups and all that jazz. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Australian comedian and impromptu lifeguard Troy Kinne received special thanks for his help with the script, being a comedy thermometer for jokes landing. See more »

Quotes

Dan: [playing a scene] Miss Redding.
Evie: Detective.
Dan: I'm going to need to ask you a few questions, if that's alright.
Evie: Depends.
Dan: On what?
Evie: On whether you're the good cop or the bad cop. Which one are ya?
Dan: Guess.
Evie: Good cop.
Dan: Guess again.
[pause]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Diagrams from medical/ anatomical text and sexual guides appear behind the initial section of the credits. See more »

Connections

Features The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Brand New Key
Performed by Melanie
Written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
Published by © 1971 EMI April Music Inc
Licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
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Rather boring.
25 January 2015 | by jackmach23See all my reviews

I wanted to like The Little Death. I ended up disappointed.

The "edgy" material loses any power after a short while and it becomes quite apparent that the film loses most of its comedic and entertainment value with it.

The film is shown through several couples, which is interesting at first. But, once you get past their "fetishes" or problems, the intrigue is gone. The film feels very bland during the middle, even though crazy things may be happing. This makes you just kind of ready for the film to be over

The writing and plot(s) rely on over-the-top people and scenarios that feels heavily forced and kills the humor.

The comedy was few and far between, and the story got boring. (I never cared about any of them)

I do want to acknowledge, though, that The Little Death may be better suited for different audiences than myself. It may be because I'm a male; It may be because I'm an American (or at least not Australian); or it may be because I don't get awkward or giggly just because the topic of sex is brought up, but this film just didn't do it for me.


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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,118, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$18,238

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$601,162
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2.39 : 1
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