My Year Without Sex

Synopsis: Natalie and Ross struggle to stay in the middle class in a Melbourne suburb, with their likable son and daughter, 12 and 7. Their lives are upended one August day when Natalie faints during a routine medical checkup: it's an aneurysm followed by major surgery, convalescence, and a doctor's advice to avoid heavy lifting, straining on the toilet, stifled sneezes, and orgasms. Over the next year, we watch the family in vignettes, one each month: domestic frustrations, a tempting colleague, Christmas, a pet fish, a holiday, a church choir and conversations about God, a chicken hawk, a birthday party, football games, and fears that another aneurysm is just a sneeze away.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Sarah Watt
Production: Strand Releasing
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Beyond the 30 minute mark of

the last quarter...

with both teams playing

for their seasons.

Jeff White.

Can I have my birthday there

when I'm eight?

It's okay. Come here.

Mum's just sleeping.




Hey, she'll be fine.

We'll be fine.

There's always next season.

Where was I?

Oh, yeah. They're just as likely

to decide to paint the whole place pink

and the first thing we'll know about

it's a bill for thousands of dollars.

Last time I missed one,

because her Ladyship wanted a holiday...

now we live on the Gold Coast,

for Christ sakes. Life is a holiday.

Where was I?

Last time you missed

a body corp meeting.



Yeah... No... It's a train wreck really.

I mean even if Nat's okay,

her job's already gone.

She can't drive.

I can't take any more time off work.


restructuring, whatever that means.

I don't really know...

what we're going to do.


It's okay to cry.

Are they offering packages?

If they are,

you should take the money and leave.

Set up a little consultancy.

Hire yourself back to them

at twice the rate.

You can claim your mortgage

as a tax deduction, your expenses.

Practically everything.

It was the best thing I ever did.

Time's my own.

Nah. Yeah.

When you woke up,

we were going to pretend

that ten years had gone by,

and Uncle Ross had married again

and he was bald.

uAnd I had a baby when I was 15./u

And Louis was gay.


- Blake, go and do something.

- What?

Can we have something?

There's enough here.

Can you take them?


So how does it happen?

It's ah, an artery that balloons,

and then bursts in your head.

But how?

Maybe born with it. Maybe the pill.

Smoking. Stress.

- Shitty luck.

- Stress.

- I did smoke.

- Yeah, but who didn't?

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Sarah Watt

Sarah Ann Watt (30 August 1958 – 4 November 2011) was an Australian film director, writer and animator. Born in Sydney, Watt completed a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television (Animation) at the Swinburne Film and Television School (now Victorian College of the Arts), Melbourne in 1990. Her student film "Catch of the Day" was to reflect the style of future work. In 1995, she directed a short film, Small Treasures, which won Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival. In 2000, she made a program for the SBS series Swim Between the Flags called "Local Dive". It was made concurrently with another project that she was directing called "The Way of the Birds" based on the 1996 book of the same name by author Meme McDonald. She received the Australian Film Institute's award for Best Director for her 2005 film Look Both Ways.Watt returned to the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television to teach animation and was to assist in the development of many animators including Academy Award winner Adam Eliot in 1996. Watt was instrumental in the development of scripts for all of her students, but left the School to further develop her own projects, returning on occasion as a script and final production assessor. Watt was also a published author, she wrote and illustrated the picture book Clem Always Could and co-authored Worse Things Happen at Sea with William McInnes.During the post-production of Look Both Ways, Watt was diagnosed with cancer. Her second film My Year Without Sex was released in 2009. She died on 4 November 2011 after suffering for six years with breast and bone cancer, aged 53.Sarah Watt was married to actor William McInnes. They have two children, Clem (b. 1993) and Stella (b. 1998). more…

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