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“It’s no wonder I’ve got to take heart pills!” [Big Ethel]
on 25 December 2015
In this 2004 satirical sex comedy, due to freak accidents people are becoming sex addicts, each with their own perversion dividing Harford Road into two camps; the perverts and neuters -the puritanical residents who despise anything even remotely carnal. Sexually repressed Sylvia Stickles will not have sex with husband Vaughan and keeps her over endowed promiscuous daughter, Caprice, locked in her room under legal house arrest. But when Sylvia suffers a freak accident, sexual healer Ray-Ray Perkins converts her into a sex addict, just as Big Ethel launches a campaign to restore decency to the town, but who will win?
This sounds like hilarious fun, but somehow it’s just a single theme dragged out to boredom and only the acting by Ullman and other characters, accompanied by some great 50’s-60’s tracks saves it from being dire. There are a few good gags and the squirrels are great, you’ll probably learn a few technical terms for varying fetishes, there’s even a cameo by ‘the Hoff’, but it’s not enough.
The single disc loads to a main menu offering play, select a scene, set up [5.1/2.0, English subtitles on/off] and special features [commentaries, all the dirt, deleted scene and trailer]. With some full frontal nudity, swearing and frank discussion this is an 18 rating but if you’re looking for a sex extravaganza look elsewhere, the perversions include tyre licking, dressing in baby clothes and such like, but many scenes challenge what’s ‘decent’ and will upset many people. I wasn’t offended by this, just disappointed. As late night fun after a few drinks it’ll make a poor *** but otherwise avoid.