Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
Australian newcomer Davida Allen's film is a sharp, funny look at a woman's attempts to balance her passions with her responsibilities. All Vicki (Susie Porter) wants is passionate, romantic sex. Unfortunately, she finds herself married to a self-absorbed doctor who is rarely home and saddled with two screaming babies. She is not feeling sexy. At first she resorts to Walter Mitty-like fantasies about big muscular men. But when she takes a part-time job as a painting instructor and catches the eye of a sultry bohemian type, she risks losing her husband and her family. Later she manages to fuse her fantasies with her artistic urges in a manner both funny and touching for the man she loves. This film was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
daydream, extramarital-affair, husband-and-wife, mother, sex, sex-starved, doctor