LIVE FOR FILMS: Review: The End of Sex – “Fresh and charming”
April 27, 2023
"Relationships go through many natural transitions. In the beginning, hormones are running high. That honeymoon phase is full of passion, a time when you just can’t get enough of each other. But, years into a relationship the hormones shift to something that encourages attachment and increases your bond. This might decrease the urge, and when you add in things like everyday stressors, kids, and exhaustion, sex with your committed partner might get put on the back burner. This is what plagues Emma (Emily Hampshire) and Josh (Jonas Chernick) in The End of Sex.....
The End of Sex is sure to speak to those in long-term relationships, especially with kids, who will find a lot to relate to in Emma and Josh’s plight. Its story is honest, and in a society that seems often obsessed with sex, whether in films on TV, or advertisements (even in M&M’s!) it’s refreshing to see sex discussed in this way, where it’s approached with vulnerability. Relationships evolve, and there are so many things that can make them successful and intimate, even if the physicality ebbs and flows. Sure there are plenty of sexy and comedic moments in The End of Sex, but its approach seems fresh and charming, making it a welcome entry to the genre."