Better Than Sex

Synopsis: He wakes up in her bed. He's Josh, an Australian photographer living in London, on holiday in Sydney, leaving in three days. She's Cinthia (Cin), a dress designer. They've met at a party and shared a cab back to their respective places, they're attracted to each other, he'll be gone in three days (no complications), so he stays the night. Each of them talks to the camera occasionally, commenting on what happens; so do her female friends and his male ones. An omniscient taxi driver also helps out. How will those three days go? What could be better than sex?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jonathan Teplitzky
Production: Lions Gate Releasing
  1 win & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

What if I come too fast?

Forget about him.

He can beg for his later.

Yeah, I'm just going to lie here

and relax and enjoy it.

Left. Go left.

Please go left.

Just there.

-l like it at night.

-l like it when he blows.

-Needs to be a nice tongue.

-No, soft. Soft, little licks...

-...that start on my thighs and move in.

-lt just doesn't do it for me.

lt's what he does with his hands

that makes it special.


So close.

l found out how to relax

with someone new.

And l got quite ticklish.

Sometimes I just find it too intimate,

with his tongue and everything.

He seemed to enjoy it, which is good.

Well, l think he enjoyed it.

lt wasn't a chore for him.

But l got a bit desensitized,

and l think the poor boy got a bit tired.

Are you okay?

lt's a meerkat!

What were you doing down there?

l was foraging for food.

No, she didn't come.

But she seemed to enjoy it.

She was laughing enough.

lt's sexy when their hips and bottoms

start to move around like that.

After a while, it felt like my jaw

was going to drop out of my head.

Sorry l was so ticklish.

Don't worry about it.

lt felt good.

No, you've got a--

You got a good, good laugh.

You gotta shave before next time.

What do you mean, next time?

Yeah, it's like sandpaper.

You've got to prepare

the surface properly...

...if you want to start

any serious decorating.

Look, it felt good.

lt just takes me a little time... get used to being so intimate,

that's all.

It's a strange situation, I guess.

One moment you're really intimate,

fucking each other's brains out.

The next minute,

probably never see each other again.

lt felt good between us,

but he's going.

l guess he could've stayed another night,

but that would complicate things.

Yeah, that's what it's about. lt's sex

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Jonathan Teplitzky

Jonathan Teplitzky is an Australian writer and film director, who has directed the movies Better Than Sex (2000), Gettin' Square (2003), Burning Man (2011), The Railway Man (2013), and Churchill (2017).Teplitzky won a BAFTA TV award in 1993 for his work on the BBC documentary A Vampire’s Life about writer Anne Rice.Teplitzky also directed episodes seven and eight of the second series of Broadchurch, which began airing in January 2015. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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