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2.0 out of 5 stars Sex and drugs and sex and rock 'n' roll.... and sex, 1 April 2006
This review is from: 9 Songs [DVD] (DVD)
It's not easy to review this movie objectively. On the positive side, it is a refreshingly honest depiction of an intimate relationship, spliced with some OK-ish music and a few brief, but stunningly beautiful scenes of Antarctica.

What will the film be remembered for though? The sex of course, which is certainly every bit as explicit as you've heard.

Apart from a few amusing snippets of dialogue, I didn't particularly warm to the characters though. Matt is pretty dull and doesn't come over as intellectual enough to convince as a scientist, whereas Lisa is selfish, concerned primarily with her own pleasure.

Michael Nyman's piano piece was good (but irritatingly truncated). So what is there after the shock value of the sex? Not a huge amount.

I expect viewers will buy this out of curiosity. Watch it once then cast it to the back of a drawer.

Sure it breaks new ground, and in that respect it has a certain importance, but it's no masterpiece.

Caveat emptor.
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Initial post: 24 Jul 2010, 04:38:24 BST
C. Lee says:
What does caveat emptor mean? Empty promises? Im only guessing and Im gonna have a look at the film anyway for the reasons you mention, and why not indeed. If i am wrong about what that means please let me know if you can.

Ta C

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Aug 2010, 19:04:28 BST
Cartimand says:
Hi. It just means 'buyer beware' as in 'think twice before wasting your money'. Hope you enjoy it more than I did!
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