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The Sex Monster

5.11 h 37 min1999X-Ray18+
Marty (Mike Binder) and Laura Barnes (Mariel Hemingway) have a wonderful life-- the house, the yard, the cars, and a successful construction business. Life is good. But Marty wants to try something different-- shake up the marriage and add a little spice to their sex life. Reluctantly, Laura agrees and what do you know... she loves it!
Mike Binder
Mariel HemingwayMike BinderKevin Pollak
English [CC]
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Stephen Baldwin
Jack BinderScott Stephens
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3.3 out of 5 stars

15 global ratings

  1. 29% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 41% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 0% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 21% of reviews have 1 stars
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The ParagonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
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A tricky one to score.

The actors do their best with a script that really hasn’t aged well.

When Marty decides he wants a threesome, he does his best to convince his wife it’s a good idea. Laura is reluctant, but when Marty brings Didi home, one thing leads to another and…

For an extraordinarily long time, Marty thinks he’s the king of men. The fact that he’s finished, asks if they want snacks, leaves the room, sleeps on the sofa, while his wife is still in bed and moaning with Didi, doesn’t occur to him as a problem. That Laura then goes on an exploration of every woman she encounters feels very cliched and out of date. The fact that other women pursue her with a kind of 1960s stereotypical-lesbian aggression is deeply uncomfortable and disappointing (probably because the film is only twenty-one years old).

There is, however, a beautiful moment right towards the end, where Marty is given some home truths about what is, and what is not, a lesbian.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 January 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terribly boring movie.
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It is a very boring movie that is not worth wasting time watching.
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J. HarrisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Worth watching
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Mildly amusing for US humour, worthy of a watch
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Saul Rifkin-CarrollReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 August 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Low budget? Unrealistic script.
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I enjoyed the mildly entertaining film. Except for that it was slowly paced. Probably low budget ergo poor screenplay. Then relationship between the main couple is not very believable. As with such a subject that the film is about there would be more in-depth discussion.
vincentReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 November 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very nice.
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Love this film
SuziGReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Atrociously poor, extremely dull, and unfunny! Surprised the cast showed up!
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Can't be bothered to write anything...move on.
Ben Bailey Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Makes citizen kane look like the joke it is
In this world there is art and there is ART, this movie falls into the latter. This film is a masterpiece about what it means to be human in this world breaking down the boundaries of love, sexuality and the effect of infidelity on the nuclear family. This movie made me question what i knew about human relationships and i was loving every second. This piece has guaranteed mike Binder's place in the directorial hall of fame. In a world where every director tries to create non-linear story telling he asks why not tell it in order? I can not recommend this film enough as it has changed my life in more ways i could imagine. Mike Binder... I think i love you.
Wemily WavenportReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cracking film
A must see for anyone struggling with coming out, an accurate representation of the struggle of finding your real self.
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