Sex and Breakfast 2008 R

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(18) IMDb 5/10
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Young couples experiment with anonymous group sex as a way to revitalize their troubled relationships.

Starring:
Macaulay Culkin, Eliza Dushku
Runtime:
1 hour 22 minutes

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Sex and Breakfast

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Miles Brandman
Starring Macaulay Culkin, Eliza Dushku
Supporting actors Eliza Dushku, Alexis Dziena, Joanna Miles, Eric Lively, Jaime Ray Newman, Tracie Thoms, Anita Gnan, Robert Carradine, John Pleshette, Maree Cheatham, Vincent Jerman-Jerosa, Margaret Travolta, Kory Hutchinson, Nikki Kemp, Dennis Cruzado
Studio First Look
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Definitely check it out.
G. John
The two couples' relationships aren't explored in enough depth to maintain the movie or make it interesting, and the "psychology" presented in the movie is ludicrous.
Westley
The male lead (not Culkin, the other guy) was the only one who was really interesting and who had some kind of a personality.
Tom Hunter

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Zoe Marr on January 23, 2008
Format: DVD
If you're looking for quick thrills, cheap shots, and sex scenes, this movie isn't for you. Despite the subject matter, there's a considerable lack of nudity and sex. However, an interesting cast breathes some life into a mediocre script and this film delves far more into depth and character study than sexuality. Two and a half stars.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 25, 2008
Format: DVD
Though many will avoid this little film because the title and DVD cover suggest a mindless mélange of sexual encounters, those who can get past these flaws will find a well written (Miles Brandman) examination of young people's concepts of relationships and how to keep them. Brandman also directs this stylish charmer and has at his disposal actors not usually associated with a more serious type of story.

James (Macaulay Culkin) and Heather (Alexis Dziena) are young, attractive and in love, though Heather is finally able to confide in James that she is unable to achieve orgasm in their otherwise satisfactory sex life. Ellis (Kuno Becker) and Renee (Eliza Dushku) are another couple whose intimate life has lost its sparkle. Each of the couples (who have never met) hears about sex therapist Dr. Wellbridge (Joanna Miles) who supports the concept of group sex as a means to strengthen relationships grown stale. Each couple meets with the doctor, reveals their insecurities and fears and Dr. Wellbridge arranges a 'session' for the two couples to share an evening of intimate interaction. How this 'change' alters each couple's relationship is the message of the film: some surprises are in store that are unsuspected.

Yes, there is comedy here and yes, there is thoughtful dialog, but the pleasure of the film lies in discovering the expanded acting abilities demonstrated by these four young attractive actors. The film may not be deep, but it does entertain and it most certainly has some useful information about love and relationships we all need to know. Grady Harp, January 08
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Westley VINE VOICE on July 1, 2009
Format: DVD
Two Los Angeles couples struggle with relationship issues in this indie drama. James (Macaulay Culkin) and Heather (Alexis Dziena) seem to have a good relationship, but sex problems have developed. Ellis (Kuno Becker) and Renee (Eliza Dushku) live in a trendy loft and also seem happy, but sexual boredom has started to creep into their lives. The couples attend a workshop by a sex therapist, who suggests that sex problems can be solved by opening up relationships to group sex and multiple partners. The two couples agree to this plan, although each of them has at least some reservations.

"Sex and Breakfast" is relatively well acted and the four main actors are all likeable and appealing. However, beyond that, the movie is pretty pointless. The two couples' relationships aren't explored in enough depth to maintain the movie or make it interesting, and the "psychology" presented in the movie is ludicrous. The therapist uses (and misuses) a lot of seemingly meaningful jargon, but there's no basis in reality for anything she says. In addition, the sex scenes are brief and not very sexy. Some people may find it interesting to see former child star Culkin doing sex scenes, but that novelty definitely isn't enough to carry this movie. "Sex and Breakfast" isn't a bad movie, just dull and pointless.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Butterfly Wings on April 21, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie had 3 chacters that i know of, and the only reason why i got it. But also the fact that this movie lacked alot of scenes. It was more like half of the movie was sold and the other half is missing. all chacters did well. However watch the movie for u're self, because everyone has a different taste bud.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cubist on January 31, 2008
Format: DVD
Sex and Breakfast is about two twentysomething couples going through the usual relationship problems. Miles Brandman's film examines how these couples communicate (and also how they fail to do so) we each other. At times, this film wants to be the next sex, lies, and videotape for the new Millennium with its frank talk about sex, disaffected twentysomethings and an independent film aesthetic, including the requisite indie rock soundtrack. Sadly, Sex and Breakfast is closer to one of the many wannabes that came out in the wake of Sex, Lies' success, like Bodies, Rest & Motion, Sleep With Me, and countless others since. The writing is competent but hardly exceptional and the leads acquit themselves just fine. There is nothing explicitly revealed visually and the issues that are raised are not dealt with in any daringly original way or with any kind of complexity, like in Sex, Lies and Videotape.

Sex and Breakfast only really gets interesting at the film's conclusion. If more time had been spent on this part, we might have had a better film. Its fatal flaw is that the film fails to examine its themes in a deeper, more meaningful way and the end result is a fine, if average attempt.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. John on November 28, 2007
Format: DVD
I went to a screening in Encino this week and absolutely loved this movie. I've never seen a movie that tackled the subject matter so poignantly and entertainingly. The cast is great, as is the direction. Definitely check it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lady29bug on January 5, 2011
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This movie was odd but yet a little interesting. It really wasn't what I thought it would be from the write up when I purchased it so the write up isn't accurate. It takes forever for the story to actually start going somewhere so the first half hour is quite boring. However, Eliza Dushku was good in it! I wouldn't recommend this movie - too dull. But, the quality of the DVD was excellent so I'm pleased with the seller!
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