This edgy ensemble comedy from first-time director Josh Lawson takes us inside the homes of seemingly straight-laced Australian suburbanites to reveal a gallery of kinks, fetishes, oddball turn-ons, and pent-up repression let precariously loose.
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Well, if I have to watch a light and frothy ensemble comedy (mind you, I don't), it had might as well be a light and frothy ensemble comedy about kink. A lot of THE LITTLE DEATH comes off like wan sketch comedy, but it is adult in its emphasis on communication and the vital societal-romantic lubricant that is duplicity. Worth seeing at least for Bojana Novakovic (who I already loved) and Erin James (who I do now).
There's nothing wrong with the direction and the acting is all nuanced and well played but the underlying world just feels hollow and devoid of any stakes. It's a rom-com, I get it but I just don't care about these people. 2 stars