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My Year Without Sex2009

My Year Without Sex (2009)




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A loving couple finds their lives turned upside down when one of them is diagnosed with a medical condition that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget, and job insecurity are common challenges for your typical parent; for Natalie and Ross, things are about to get a little more complicated. When Natalie's doctors advise her to abstain from sex for 12 long months, the temptations of consumer society seem to intensify tenfold. Now, in a world where sex sells and everyone is desperate to be desired, this passionate young couple discovers just how intense things can get when the most natural form of stress relief is no longer an option.

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Sacha Horler
as Nataliie
Katie Wall
as Winona
Maude Davey
as Margaret
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Critic Reviews for My Year Without Sex

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

A year without sex is actually one of the lesser challenges that Watt tackles, with stout heart and a rich instinct for human comedy.

May 29, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Watt strives to cram a great deal into a small space, but her special triumph is that the strain never shows. My Year Without Sex stands as the most accomplished Australian film so far this year.

May 29, 2009 | Full Review…

One of the highlights of the 2010 Indy Film Fest.

September 17, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4.0 | Full Review…

...a well-meaning yet consistently underwhelming domestic drama that rarely packs the emotional punch that Watt has obviously intended.

March 16, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Testing a family for breaking points within a comic framework is not exactly new territory, but Watt's scripting is sharp and she plays fast and loose with audience expectation in the cliche department.

March 21, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

We get to care for the characters, but would like to have understood them better.

August 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Year Without Sex


Australian comedy with everyday story which brings all the characters close to the audience... life questions, big and small, can be overwhelming for most of us... and the movie gives the answers of this tipical suburban family on screen to be seen, laught and maybe remembered in the future. Cute movie to watch!

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

Good portrayal of a year in the life of a typical suburban Australian family as they deal with the aftermath of the mother's aneurysm. The husband does seem a little too young for her and doesn't quite convince, and there's something not quite right here, but on the whole, pretty good.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


This Aussie comedy-drama film comes from director-writer Sarah Watt's idea because she has fought cancer, and her ability to combine dry humour with turbulent humanity remains impressive. While her quotient of subtle reflections upon everyday concerns - and it's really everything, from materialism and sexualisation of kids to search for God - has increased, this pulls back on the laugh-out-loud levity of Look Both Ways. As such, the trials and tribulations on screen can be a bit too much like real life. Sacha Horler and Matt Day made fantastic chemistry as the married couple of two children.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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