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  • Actors: David Wenham, Susie Porter, Catherine McClements, Kris McQuade, Simon Bossell
  • Directors: Jonathan Teplitzky
  • Writers: Jonathan Teplitzky
  • Producers: Bruna Papandrea, Frank Cox, Marc Bonduel
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009QUH7
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,079 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Better than Sex" on IMDb

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A one-night stand turns into three days of bonding and exploring what men and women want from life - and from each other - in this sexy and provocative romantic comedy. When Josh (David Wenham, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) and Cin (Susie Porter, Paradise Road) meet at a party, they are not initially attracted to each other. But when they share a taxi home, they decide to take advantage of an opportunity to have easy sex. Much to their surprise, their night of casual sex turns into something more than either of them expected, and as night turns to day and into night again, Josh and Cynthia realize they might have made a bigger mess of their lives than they could ever have imagined . . . their night of lust just might be the start of a beautiful relationship, and no matter how hard they both try to fight it and flee, fate keeps stepping in to bring them back together. When it comes time for Josh to leave, there is only one question left to answer: will they walk away or will th

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Sometimes the right actors can make all the difference. Without David Wenham (Boys, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) and Susie Porter (The Monkey's Mask), Better Than Sex would still be a sexy romp, but it would also feel very familiar. Let's face it: there is no shortage of movies about one-night stands--just because this one lasts three days does not make it original. Fortunately, Wenham (Josh) and Porter (Cin) have chemistry and charm to burn. How they meet is irrelevant; it's what they do--and say--in Cin's loft that counts. There is (tasteful) sex to be sure, but also frank talk; sometimes to each other, sometimes to the camera. Their friends even chime in on occasion, in response to phone calls and gossip about their relationship. In the end, you don't learn anything new about sex, but you do get to know two likable people, for whom you can't help wishing the best. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Customer Reviews

Overall, not a masterpiece but a very nice and well done romantic sexy comedy!
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There's a saying that life is what happens when you're busy making plans -- perhaps love is what can happen when you're busy having sex, if you let it.
K. Hill
The film is also beautifully shot with many creative and artistic images of both the stars and the surrounding city.
Nicholas S. Robertshaw

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas S. Robertshaw on September 21, 2004
Format: DVD
After thoroughly enjoying this film, its stars, and its plot devices (including the omniscient taxi driver) I was a little surprised to find that many professional reviewers were rather unenthusiastic about it. This is curious given that most viewer reviews were very positive. I suspect is because the viewers are somwhat younger than the pros and have a more recent or less jaded view of love. This film, first acknowledges that one night stand sexual pleasure can be fun and enjoyable, and that lusty screwing with someone you like and find attractive is terrific. But its celebration is greatest for the glorious intimacy of making love when mutually in love, hence the title. If you haven't been there, you won't get this film. If you have, then this is pure joy. The 'dance' the characters have to go through to acknowledge that sex has lead to love and that love has lead to the most incredibly fulfilling sex is funny and entertaining.

The film is also beautifully shot with many creative and artistic images of both the stars and the surrounding city. When Josh sees Cyn playing the piano, the camera takes his eye's loving appreciation of her beauty.

This is a must for lovers and lovers of love.

Non-believers will just be confused and annoyed.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By K. Hill on October 30, 2004
Format: DVD
The only bad thing I can say about this film is the fact that it took nearly four years for it to reach the US. The tag line pretty much sums it up -- what was intended as a one night stand turns into more than the participants expect. Sexy -- definitely (I may never look at wildlife documentaries quite the same way again); funny -- in many places hilarious, especially when examining the Mars/Venus aspect of burgeoning relationships (toilet seats, dressing time); and surprisingly sweet. The stars are charming, attractive and very real, both emotionally and physically (after years of plastic Hollywood types, you have NO idea how pleasant it is to see a good looking guy who is NOT Mr. Universe, and a good looking woman without augmentation), and are ably supported by the rest of the cast, particularly the actress (whose name I now can't remember, my apologies!) who plays the cabbie and doubles as a relationship counselor.

There's a saying that life is what happens when you're busy making plans -- perhaps love is what can happen when you're busy having sex, if you let it. Well worth your time, and share it with a friend.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By C. Jake Cordova on May 29, 2004
Format: DVD
I watched this movie for the first time last night. The idea seemed cool, and although I thought it would be another run-of-the-mill low-budget romance flick, it turned out to be one of the best "relationship" movies I've ever seen. It is honest and true (from a male AND a female perspective), with a dash of individual humor. AWESOME!!
Plus, what an excellent acting job by David Wenham, the guy who plays Faramir (LOTR)!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Adi Adler on July 25, 2004
Format: DVD
Since the dawn of mankind, men and women wondered what their partners were thinking. Movies like 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'Better Than Sex' try to answer that ageless question.

The movie itself is nice, and both stars seem to have an easygoing chemistry going on. This really gives a nice boost to a movie which is pretty predictable, story & information wise.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mel Z on February 20, 2006
Format: DVD
This movie captures two people at a time in their life where they thought they might never be.

Meeting at another party, the same faces, the same old, same old..They would expect their liason to end in a similar fashion. The same old thing, a one night stand.

This meeting was different, a promise of nothing more than one night... Suddenly..a spark? A meeting of the minds? A comfort? The way these characters eventually relate, is through a mutual respect for each other, and a lust for each other. A wanting so inherent that words are not needed to express it.

They let their bodies do the talking.

What you get here, is a movie that hits the spot and talks to a generation of males and females in their late 20's early 30's.

The subtle hints of love and affection are there, and the acting flawless.

A beautiful love story set in a realistic situation.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on May 17, 2004
Format: DVD
I didn't come across this movie until it had been out a few years, but I absolutely loved it. It is set almost entirely in the loft of Cin, the female lead. Cin meets the male lead, Josh, at a party and shares a cab with him. They then have a one night stand that lasts for three days. These two characters are so likable and cute together that the movie doesn't need much of anything else. The movie occasionally cuts to comments about Cin and Josh, made by their friends, that help us to understand a little about their love histories. There is one scene with one of Cin's friends that shows she has some insecurity. Being a virtual stranger, Josh doesn't understand Cin's behavior and leaves (temporarily). The chemistry of the actors makes the [love] scenes really hot and the dialog is great, too. I recommend this movie for any adult.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2004
Format: DVD
Without David Wenham and Susie Porter, this would be an okay film. With them, however, this movie sizzles. Together, they are not only super-hot but super-adorable too (not an easy mix to pull off!)The only reason I gave this film four stars instead of five is due to the presence of the all-knowing/annoying cab driver. Her presence is totally superfluous and detracts from the charm of the film as a whole.
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