In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and a British glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.
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Numerous New York City dwellers come to the exclusive club Shortbus to work out problems in their sexual relationships. Rob and Sophia are a happily married couple, except for the fact that she has never experienced sexual climax. This irony follows her to work because she is a couples counselor who frequently has to deal with the sexual issues other couples have. Two of her patients are Jamie and James, a gay couple who have been monogamous for five years and counting. James wants to bring other men in to the relationship, and his own history with depression may hint at an ulterior motive. Ceth (pronounced Seth) may be the perfect addition to their family, but Caleb, a voyeur from across the street, may have his own ideas about that. Sophia visits Severin, a dominatrix with secrets of her own to reveal. Written by
A group of gay men in New York deal with angst by getting it on in various couplings. Meanwhile, the therapist of two of the gay men tries to have her first orgasm. Perhaps if all this was played out as a comedy, it would have been a hoot. But writer and director Mitchell lends a very heavy hand to the proceedings, making it an unbelievably tedious experience. The dialog is extremely pretentious. The script wanders aimlessly, making the film seem like three hours long. The characters are all self-obsessed. The acting is horrible. Mitchell's singular focus seems to be naked men having sex with each other, which may be great for gay viewers but for everybody else it's tough going.
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