A Funny Kind Of Love – Film Review

A Funny Kind Of Love - Film Review

Score

A dark, intricate and very funny movie that tackles sex taboos head on

A comedy that tackles sex taboos head on, A Funny Kind Of Love is the directorial debut from actor-director Josh Lawson. It explores the peccadillos of seven suburban couples, starting with Maeve (Bojana Novakovic), who’s in bed with partner Paul (Lawson) discussing her rape fantasy. A series of awkwardly comic scenarios follow. Rowena (Kate Box) is aroused when her bereaved husband cries, so attempts to move him to tears again by kidnapping his dog. Meanwhile, Dan (Damon Herriman) becomes obsessed with role-play and builds a jail in his garage, to the disgust wife Evie. It’s to Lawson’s credit that from this absurdity he’s made a dark, intricate and very funny movie.