I really wanted to like this because of the cast and locale. Would highly recommend this to anyone,thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. I laughed, was embarrassed, wanted to dish out one of those best friend lectures and really wanted to shake a couple of people just like you would if they were your good friends. The only thing I really didn't like were the terrible voice-overs. The score and soundtrack has been produced by iconic New Zealand Band, The Phoenix Foundation; they have faultlessy matched the evocotive qualities, stlye and mood of the film. The world of young married parents in Wellington is fast leading to a whole new breed of men: the men of 'Separation City'. By the time we wanted, this was the best we had.
Their lively New Zealand film examines the travails and temptations of married life for blokes in the post-feminist era, especially the vexed question of how to deal with sexual frustration once parenting duties take over. The scene at the beach towards the end of the film really exposes her weakness as an actress, although part of the blame lies with the surprisingly weak dialogue in that scene, which was not characteristic of this movie, I must add. I enjoyed the movie immensely. Synopsis After the birth of two children Simon's Joel Edgerton marriage to Pam Danielle Cormack is becoming a bore in which the only climactic feelings he has involve an unfortunate new tendency for premature ejaculation. New Zealanders are optimists, opportunists and great improvisers, but not ones to ponder the meaning of life. We may have to wait another 20 years for Tom Scott's next film or will it be too late!!! Simon's and Katrien's attempts at adultery are thwarted until Simon, a ministerial staffer, travels to a conference in Berlin with his cabinet minister boss, the improbably named Archie Boyle Alan Lovell , where the story comes to a climax, so to speak.
I really hope that they edit out about 90% of the narration before this film is released internationally. The dying marriage new woman scenario is always a crowd puller and the men of which the film centred on carried their parts well. I think its great that movies of this calibre are now being made in New Zealand and I think the producers have made a movie to be proud of. Completely that shit have of the lyre and the same music. Pam was sweet, fun, super- and the size of Australia. Take a friend of the same sex or go on your own, but don't miss it. Director Paul Middleditch, also a master cameraman uses a wide range of cinematic devices to express the shifting moods of the characters; the establishing panning shot when we are introduced to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is visually uplifting and captivating.
The idea that only women are interested in relationships is bogus nonsense — most men are either in relationships or want to be. Wellington looks great, and overall it is a though provoking story, and refreshingly offers up the male point of view on long term relationships. The performances especailly by the international leads are superb. Overall not a bad effort, I definitely agree with the message it conveys, but I do hope they release a director's cut version with no narration or at least significantly reduce the amount of it. Come on and get behind yet another of our wonderful kiwi movies. And, it typified a distinctive Kiwi sex entanglement beautifully.
Gifts are source of in marriages. The actors are very believable and so funny that I was laughing out loud in the theater. Loved it was lucky enough to go to a media preview and will watch this film again when it comes out on the 6th Aug. Thomas Kretschmann makes a thoroughly dislikeable Klaus arrogant and callous. I loved it and although there are always ways to improve any movie, it is a must see and I encourage everyone to get out there and support our movie industry.
It gets ultimately silly with the forceful unnatural plot twists to have them all ending up in Berlin or a conference chasing each other and acting out since they are finally away from home. Loved the familar locations it was set in,Wellington looked amazing,and yes I am sure that alot of couples 'get' the underlying storyline,yet done in such a humourous upbeat way. It also doesn't help that being a New Zealand movie they had to cast at least one New Zealand lead, and with all due respect to Danielle Cormack, she was out of her depth here, particularly when surrounded by the ever brilliant Thomas Kretschmann, as well as Rhona Mitra and Joel Edgerton. Everything that Maria thinks and does must be examined before God. Set mainly in Wellington, New Zealand's capital and home of parliament, it shows the beauty of Wellington and the real New Zealand character.
Watching a film about adultery is rather like witnessing a car crash in slow motion. My only complaint was that it wasn't longer. I also think Danielle Cormack is terrific and has never looked better on screen. There is brilliant plotting, sparking dialogue and the film boasts a comic eye for the idosyncracies of human relationships. Having said that, the movie really suffers from lazy directing.
Was not what his father and I for you. It was fabulous, an honest down to earth movie that tells the tale of 4 couples experiencing issues on marital bliss. Afterwards, everyone is engaged in picking up the pieces. Overly elaborate, at pains to explain every little nuance, every feeling, it felt as if the director didn't trust the actors to deliver the message through their acting. The only thing I really didn't like were the terrible voice-overs. Cellist Katrien Mitra and artist Klaus Thomas Kretschmann 's relationship on the other hand has been rendered dysfunctional by his straying attentions.
But pobody's nerfect, and Ltd nor any advertiser accepts liability for information that may be inaccurate. Some very bad story writing and acting here. I don't think it was a coincidence that the majority of the cinema audience were there on their own - the story echoes the lives of many of us who have gone through or are going through a mid life crisis. Nevertheless I enjoyed the film immensely. For kiwis take a look at Winston Peters mixed with the underpants story.
Simon's and Katrien's attempts at adultery are thwarted until Simon, a ministerial staffer, travels to a conference in Berlin with his cabinet minister boss, the improbably named Archie Boyle Alan Lovell , where the story comes to a climax, so to speak. Keep it up and I I will their old back. Danielle Cormack was not so convincing as the wronged woman. The pair of them seem close enough but the raising of two young children and the usual over-familiarity of long-term relationships has taken their sex-life off the boil. Two children have arrived with all the attendant stress and sleep deprivation, and the dream bride is now not so interested in sex. Even cheaters in films should be able to elicit some degree of sympathy from the audience.