Friday, July 16, 2010

Sex and Breakfast

Ellis (ordering): I’ll have the Denver omelet and go easy on the spit.
Betty: I’ll see what I can do.
James: I just always end up getting the club sandwich.
Ellis: Safe choice.

Two couples with relationship troubles seek out a sex therapist who books them for a session of group sex. Unbeknownst to all, the couples breakfast at the same restaurant—and run into one another the morning after their session. Despite the film’s title, the movie features little in the way of food—toast with jelly, pancakes with syrup, classic club sandwich with fries, Denver omelet, coffee—nothing too out-of-the-ordinary, a reflection of the young people’s ultimate decision to opt for traditional sexual roles and relationships and leave the experimenting to their elders—except for Heather (Dziena), whose experience does not dampen her desire to branch out sexually, and who orders the Greek omelet with sourdough toast and hash browns.
Released 2006
Written and directed by Miles Brandman
Starring Macaulay Culkin as James, Kuno Becker as Ellis, Eliza Dushku as Renee, Alexis Dziena as Heather, Joanna Miles as Dr. Wellbridge, Eric Lively as Charlie, Jaime Ray Newman as Betty, and Tracie Thoms as Sarah

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