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The Little Death (aka A Funny Kind of Love) and The Overnight movie review: sex tragi-comedies

by MaryAnn Johanson

The Little Death The Overnight green light

Hooray for movies about sex and love that aren’t about teenagers trying to get laid but adults still trying to figure it all out.
I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Hooray for a couple of grownup movies about sex and love and the intersection between the two. Hooray for a couple of movies about hangups and neuroses and anxieties about our bodies and our desires that aren’t about teenagers trying to get laid but adults still trying to figure it all out. (Sorry, teenagers trying to get laid. It doesn’t necessarily get better once you do.)


See also my #WhereAreTheWomen rating of The Overnight for its representation of girls and women.


The Little Death (aka A Funny Kind of Love) (2015)
green light 4 stars

The Overnight (2015)
green light 4 stars

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The Little Death (aka A Funny Kind of Love) (2015)
US/Canada release date: Jun 26 2015 (VOD same day) | UK release date: May 08 2015

MPAA: not rated
BBFC: rated 18 (very strong sex references)

viewed on my iPad

official site | IMDb
more reviews: Movie Review Query Engine | Rotten Tomatoes
The Overnight (2015)
US/Canada release date: Jun 19 2015 | UK release date: Jun 26 2015

MPAA: rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and drug use
BBFC: rated 15 (strong sex, sex references, nudity, strong language, drug use)

viewed at a private screening with an audience of critics

official site | IMDb
more reviews: Movie Review Query Engine | Rotten Tomatoes

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