SEX AFTER KIDS made me laugh more than any movie I have ever seen. Jeremy LaLonde has created a beautiful film that is fun to watch.
Amanda Brugel as Vanessa is hilarious, charming, and sexy all at the same time (and that can be a bit confusing). This is the first thing I’ve seen her in, and it makes me really look forward to July when her series SEED gets to the CW.
It is entirely plausible that, in his first attempt at oral sex in many years, Horton (Jay Brazeau) should lose a contact lens in the vagina of his wife Dolores (Mimi Kuzyk) and nearly give her an orgasm while attempting to fish it out.
There is a wonderful scene in which Lou and Gage realize that they are meant for each other. (This happens after, and possibly as a result of, Palmer’s “I can do accents.” scene with the handcuffs, which is also extraordinary.) After repeatedly failing to get laid, and out of desperation, Lou returns Gage’s phone call, and invites him over for dinner, but she is so nervous she asks her brother for something to calm her down. Peyton gives her vallium and she puts quite a bit of that in her wine, but the wine glasses get switched. Under the influence of the drug, Gage begins to babble much in the way that Lou does. Lou realizes that the two of them are very much alike, and at about the same time realizes that the wineglasses were switched. A bit later in this scene, Palmer almost (but not quite) sings her lines as she tries to explain herself to Gage, after he has fallen asleep.
Gordon Pinsent (Dr. Keaton) used to be the voice of King Babar for the CBC/HBO animated TV series BABAR. King Babar is an elephant. Jay Brazeau’s character in SEX AFTER KIDS is named Horton. (a Dr. Seuss reference?)
Katie Boland (Markee) will be Desiree in the Bruce La Bruce film GERONTOPHILIA, about a young man named Lake who has an odd fixation on the elderly and takes a summer job at an old folks home. The film had its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released in Canada on 18 April. Boland won the Best Actress award at the 2014 Vancouver Web Fest for her role as Kristen Harvey in the webseries LONG STORY SHORT.
Kristin Booth (Bethany) is Bonnie Johanssen in 3 episodes of Season two of ORPHAN BLACK. She is also Amanda in the film BIG NEWS FROM GRAND ROCK, which also includes in its cast Ennis Esmer and Gordon Pinsent. It’s a comedy about a small town journalist named Leonard Crane who starts making up stories to save his job but one of his fake news items turns out to be true.
SEX AFTER KIDS is available from iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
It has not yet been released on DVD.