Despite the comedic energy MacGowran brings to the film, the problem with AGE OF CONSENT is that it never adopts a proper identity. Is it sophisticated pornography masquerading as an art film? An absurdist sex comedy complete with a random murder? A promotional video for the Great Barrier Reef? Despite its capricious nature, the film sure does look pretty—its stunning underwater sequences rival those found in THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZIZZOU.
September 18, 2015