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Scenes Of A Sexual Nature [DVD]

3.7 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Holly Aird, Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hardy, Douglas Hodge
  • Directors: Ed Blum
  • Producers: Ed Blum
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: UCA
  • DVD Release Date: 3 May 2010
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003JSRSUU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,585 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Romantic comedy drama centring around various couples discussing their romantic and erotic tribulations on a sunny afternoon on Hampstead Heath. Julia (Gina McKee) and Gerry (Hugh Bonneville) are on a blind date, but don't seem to be enjoying one another's company. Billy (Ewan McGregor) and Brian (Douglas Hodge) are a gay couple at a crossroads: Billy wants to settle down and adopt a child, but Brian doesn't believe this will curb his partner's chronic infidelity. Iris (Eileen Atkins) and Eddie (Benjamin Whitrow) were together many years ago, but aren't sure what to make of one another when they meet by chance in the park. Sara (Catherine Tate) and Pete (Adrian Lester) discover how much they care for one another just as they're on the verge of divorce. Jamie (Andrew Lincoln) finds he has some explaining to do when his wife Molly (Holly Aird) catches him eyeing up a pretty young woman (Eglantine Rembauville) who is inadvertently exposing her underwear. Ludo (Nick Sidi) and Anna (Sophie Okonedo) are a couple whose romance doesn't seem fated to live out the day. And Noel (Tom Hardy) is a lecherous sort who is looking for a woman as interested in sex as he is.

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Set over the course of a day on Hampstead Heath, North London, Scenes of a Sexual Nature looks at the relationships of seven couples. There’'s a gay couple discussing what would happen if they decided to adopt a child; a couple in the process of divorce, talking about how they became an item; a wife who finds her husband staring at the underwear of a teenage girl; two people in their forties, experiencing an awkward blind date picnic; an elderly couple looking back on their love lives and a young man attempting to bed a recently dumped woman. Finally, there'’s a man who has decided that relationships are far too difficult and prefers to use the services of prostitutes. Ed Blum’'s insightful film looks at the complexity of relationships, what they have in common, and the rules that govern them. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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SOASN is fun, touching, intelligent British independent romantic comedy. A series of overlapping meetings on Hampsted Heath one sunny London afternoon touches on the humour and emotion of blind dates, long lost re-unions, divorce and first encounters - from gay and straight, old and young perspectives. With a stellar cast of finest UK talent it is hard to pick a single favourite - Ewan McGregor, Sophie Okonedo and Mark Strong are a tour de force, with Tom Hardy stealing some great moments. Light touch from Ed Blum in his first feature harks back to Ealing Comedies, with the presence of Catherine Tate confirming her impact on the big screen. Rib-hurting laughter guaranteed to break out at some point.
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Funny and touching, Scenes of a Sexual Nature follows the lives of a dozen people during one afternoon at Hampstead Heath.

Storylines including a break up, a first date, cruising, adoption and a man who hires a prostitute he doesn't sleep with, for companionship. One of the most memorable story threads for me was one where two elderly people who've each been coming to the same bench every week for decades, finally meet.

It's a montage film, rather than the type with a clear beginning, middle and end, yet you can't help feeling compelled to keep watching.

Despite the title, it's not even remotely pornographic, it focusses on the characters' relationships with sex, and how it shapes their lives.

An enjoyable watch, particularly for a spring or summer afternoon.
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I rented this on the spur of the moment not really knowing what to expect and i'm so glad I did - it's one of the best films I've ever seen. "Nothing happens" says the reviewer below - actually everything happens but it's cleverly written so that you read between the lines. That's the point of it. It's a snapshot of a series of relationships between couples on Hampstead Heath and it captures beautifully the nuances of love and relationships.
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What a fantastic film, very heartfelt with great comedy. It delves into the lives of everyday people from different backgrounds and all of it taking place in one afternoon. I came away from it smiling and touched (particularly the story of the old couple and Tom Hardy as the London boy making an idiot of himself with the ladies). A great example of British humour that needs more recognition in its genre.
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A really sweet film with a bitter undercurrent. It realistically captures a summy day at Hampstead Heath (in North London) brilliantly which is perfect for the setting in which a great number of couples, all of whom are currently involved in damaged, messed up relationships or simply at the end or past of end of their great loves.

There is much to admire about the shear honesty of each couples stories or discussions, there isn't a dishonest beat anywhere. It's not a particulary synamic film, almost more of a docunmentary with not start or end, but the film comes off better as a relaxed snapshot of each relationship. Each story is shot in loving fashion, with the Heath taking the role of a character in itself and setting the lazy and relaxed atmosphere for the film throughout. It's nice to see a park being used to create a relaxed atmosphere because after all why do we go to the park in the first place.

So if you fancy a relaxed evening with a nice glass of wine and not much to concentrate on but without the falseness of most this is a great one for you to rent or even buy.
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Very disappointing film considering the plethora of available talent. The actors did their best with the mixture of clichéd and implausible material they were given to work with, but I'm surprised that so many of such a high calibre ever agreed to associate themselves with such a poor production.

I've seen excellent reviews for this film and I may well be in the minority but I found it just wooden and pointless and a waste of so much acting ability.

It was a wasted opportunity to create some complex and riveting issues among all the different couples in an idyllic setting.
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Lovely film about 7 different couples and their relationships. I thought this film had both comedy and heart warming moments. Definitely recommended. Film arrived earlier than expected, fully packaged and no problem with the disc.
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The title of this DVD is somewhat misleading in that this is a superb film of a very laid back nature sporting a tiltle that suggests porn. It is nothing of the sort. There are some outstanding performances and a veritable who's who of the acting profession. Eileen Atkins, Ewan McGregor, Douglas Hodge, Mark Strong and the wonderful Tom Hardy all feature is a series of stories with all the action taking place in various parts of Hampstead Heath. No police chases, crashed helicopters, guns or horror here. Some may think it slow - I just loved it!
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