Not having children myself, or married, I wasn't hoping too much from this one, that came up on Sky Movies Premier. But, with a strong cast, I thought I'd give it a go.
Whilst many of the scenarios that Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L Jackson and some very good 'others' find themselves in and their sexual partners do seem rather unusual, they are all interesting. It's great, too, to see these familiar faces in unfamiliar territory - I'll never be able to look at Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs again and see Samuel LJ in quite the same way, again!
Whilst this multi-stranded story does meander a bit and possibly go on for a little too long (126mins) life is rather like that and whilst also it's not always exactly riveting, there is enough variety and subtle strands for it to remain reasonably engaging and enjoyable. It can also be surprisingly moving, too and with an unexpected twist, or two, along the way, it's nicely unpredictable, as sexual adventures turn to varying facets of motherhood.
For those in the mood for such, or at this particular stage of life themselves, affecting more than it did me, then the themes explored will result undoubtedly in a better, more fulfilling film. I would give more than three stars, so 3.5, but not quite 4.