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Sex and Breakfast Movie Review

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This is why you don't leave Macauley Culkin home alone! He ends up getting into group sex situations.

Sex and Breakfast is a slightly interesting though ultimately uninspired drama from director Miles Brandman about two couples who try to work through their issues by engaging in a group sex session. Culkin, Alexis Dziena, Kuno Becker and Eliza Dushku star as the four who are having romantic issues; for Culkin and Dziena, they are having trouble performing in bed, and for Becker and Dushku, the excitement factor seems to be gone. So, the two couples do what any normal couple would do when faced with such a situation: they agree to have group sex with each other.

Before you start getting too excited about some Culkin on Becker action, realize that Sex and Breakfast is a strangely subdued drama that really never seems to have a point other than to fulfill the director's urge to film a foursome. Strangely enough, the one real draw of the movie - yes, that's the foursome - is pretty much PG-13-rated (even though the movie is rated R). Those of you expecting some Dushku nudity, or any nudity for that matter, will be highly disappointed, as there is none. Hell, Brandman seems to be afraid to film all but the most unrevealing shots; is this the Mormon view of a foursome?

Jokes aside (yes, I was trying to be funny), Sex and Breakfast is interesting enough to pull you along, but once the plot gets to the foursome, things just go downhill. The two couples' problems could be an adequate setup for a decent story, but Brandman, who also wrote the film, doesn't do much with his characters. While there's nothing specifically wrong with the film, Brandman offers me no reason to recommend this film to any of you.

Sex and Breakfast is okay, but it really doesn't have a point. If its point was to film a foursome, at least make the foursome interesting. I really don't get why this particular cast was drawn to this film, although it could have looked a lot better on paper than what the final result turned out to be.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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