Priscilla chase seem to have everything gong for her with
one small private exception... She never thought much of sex.
When her husband unexpectedly leaves her to regain his manhood,
she embarks on a wild journey that leads her to satisfaction
and love in the most unlikely place.
know that this sex comedy, well, to aptly put it, has its
shortcomings when it is rated M18. As distasteful as this
review may sound, when a comedy of this genre is not rated
R21, the jokes probably aren’t going to be laid out
the positive side of things, you can have this disc for home
entertainment during those parties where lots of time-killing
story plot describes a middle-aged woman who has everything
in place, from a high-flying career, to a comfortable house
and a doting husband. Alas, behind that successful image is
a woman who cannot reach orgasm during sex, and that is going
to upset her life quite a bit.
younger readers are wondering, this is a real-life problem
which many busy city dwellers face these days. And what better
way to explore this issue than using comedy. Laughing it off
and reflecting on one’s own problems seems to be the
best solution the world of media has to offer.
of laughs, this 88-minute movie does offer quite a fair share
of it. You’d be stifling those embarrassing giggles
at those awkwardly funny moments where an unfortunate incident
involving a vibrating gadget goes off at the wrong time. You’d
laughing out loud at those rip-roaring scenes where a sex
therapist gives tips on how to attain orgasm in the most zen-like
manner. And you’d be smiling warmly at those touching
sequences where the protagonist comes to terms with her true
the all-rounded and capable cast to thank for these laughs.
Indie queen Parker Posey plays Priscilla Chase, the woman
who cannot reach her big “O” with, how shall we
put it, conviction. Let’s just say this kind of character
is not what the typical Hollywood actress would yearn to play.
Rudd loses all his usual charm and grows a bushy beard to
play her husband. Viewers of the male gender can probably
empathize more with this character. Danny DeVito pops up towards
the end of the movie to play a swimming pool salesman who
steals Posey’s heart. Eye candy for the young boys comes
in the form of Mischa Barton and Heather Graham.
like this movie is going to be a hoot to watch at parties?
It probably is, with the laughs it is going to draw. But there
is also something that is holding this comedy back, something
that doesn’t allow this picture to reach its highest
point, something that will make you forget what you have laughed
at after the movie ends.
is probably the message it is trying to relay. Director Billy
Kent seems to have meddled up the potentially potent story
with endless meaningless jokes that do not have much impact
whatsoever. The result is a rather shallow comedy that will
not stay long in your mind.
there is something which disturbed us long after the end credits
rolled though - In one sequence, Posey was heavily addicted
to her vibrator toy, to the extent that she does nothing else
the whole day but to lie in bed with that artificial gadget.
that is how serious sex dysfunctions can get, we’d think
it’s a concern we should be addressing with extra caution.
We wouldn’t think the audio options of English Dolby
Digital 2.0 or 5.1 and the normal visual transfer would matter
much to you in a movie like this. Somehow, after watching
this movie, we wouldn’t listen to vibrating sounds the
same way ever again.
Code 3 disc comes only with a trailer.
DVD RATING :
by John Li