Separation City

Separation City

Separation City

Directed by Australian-based New Zealander Paul Middleditch and written by kiwi humourist Tom Scott, Separation City is a tale of marriage, bad sex and requited love.

Simon (Joel Edgerton) is a decent bloke, living in smug and comfortable suburbia with two children and sex life on hold, who falls for his wife's friend Katrien (Brit actress Rhona Mitra). While their marriages fall apart (to Danielle Cormack and Thomas Kretschmann, respectively), the pair begin an infatuation. They fumble a number of opportunities until a meticulously planned clandestine rendezvous in Berlin turns into a wild and crazy farce that threatens to rip their lives apart...

107 minsNew Zealand
ComedyDramaRomance
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Reviews & comments

Another film that should never have been made

An appallingly painful and unfunny film. The constant voice overs were trite and irritating and did nothing to save the tired gags and empty headed commentary on relationships. No voice overs unless absolutely necessary. That is just screenwriting 101 and there is no way we should have had to endure 100 minutes of them. This is yet another New Zealand...

1.0
0

A must see movie!

It was rather different than I had expected, which was more of a romantic comedy, but I was very pleased with I have have seen, a very smart, witty drama about love for a woman that isn't yours. Those great lines from Harry still crack me up after seeing it yesterday. Briliant move to take it from a male's perspective, the ladies will love it too, hilarious...

4.0
0

Did the Producers write all these good reviews?

Probably them and their friends because honestly this film is absolute CRAP!!! All the good reviews are just a little suspicious and read like paid advertisements, not real reviews. This film is just stale. Great views of Wellington, which we all love to see, but who outside of this little town would care? The story and characters are just so two...

1.0
0

An OK film/story

Some funny lines. Worth a see.

3.0
0

Need to see it again

Loved this film, will need to see it again, as a lot of the banter was too quick to pick up. Our Aussie ears not quite used to the NZ accent. Great local scenery. Seeing a NZ film added to our enjoyment of a N.Z. holiday

0

Simply Entertaining........

A must see!Would highly recommend this to anyone,thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.Loved the familar locations it was set in,Wellington looked amazing,and yes I am sure that alot of couples 'get' the underlying storyline,yet done in such a humourous upbeat way.Bring on the kiwi movies,Hollywood eat your heart out!!

0

A Kiwi film?

Why on earth do we have to import Australian actors for a New Zealand film? Fortunately, the parts they were given were those of politicians, and other such Wellington-dwellers ....

1.0
0

I Loved it!

A very, very, very funny, entertaining movie. I totally loved this film and it is the best NZ comedy that I have seen in a while. It is sexy and sophisitcated while still being able to have a great laugh and going places that most comedys couldn't dare. Throughly recomended.

5.0
0

Crass and formless

In a scene about a quarter of the way into the film a little girl looks at a bearded man and says: "My Mummy's got hair like you (pause) on her bottom." In a scene towards the end of the film (some hours later) a character says that he will take a bottle of liqueur from the mini-bar because "it relieves the boredom of oral sex." This is a misogynistic and...

2.0
0

and...?

Anybody care to tell me what this movie says that maybe remotely original or new about relationships/marriage/friendship that hasn't been said before...Nice, quaint, kiwi etc but you know...zzzzz.....

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Charming at moments but uneven in tone and peopled by caricatures.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Scott can write a stunning gag, but not until the very end of this film did I hear one conversation between a man and a woman that sounded like anything adults might actually say to each other.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Charming at moments but uneven in tone and peopled by caricatures.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Scott can write a stunning gag, but not until the very end of this film did I hear one conversation between a man and a woman that sounded like anything adults might actually say to each other.

3.0
0

Another film that should never have been made

An appallingly painful and unfunny film. The constant voice overs were trite and irritating and did nothing to save the tired gags and empty headed commentary on relationships. No voice overs unless absolutely necessary. That is just screenwriting 101 and there is no way we should have had to endure 100 minutes of them. This is yet another New Zealand...

1.0
0

A must see movie!

It was rather different than I had expected, which was more of a romantic comedy, but I was very pleased with I have have seen, a very smart, witty drama about love for a woman that isn't yours. Those great lines from Harry still crack me up after seeing it yesterday. Briliant move to take it from a male's perspective, the ladies will love it too,...

4.0
0

Did the Producers write all these good reviews?

Probably them and their friends because honestly this film is absolute CRAP!!! All the good reviews are just a little suspicious and read like paid advertisements, not real reviews. This film is just stale. Great views of Wellington, which we all love to see, but who outside of this little town would care? The story and characters are just so two...

1.0
0

An OK film/story

Some funny lines. Worth a see.

3.0
0

Need to see it again

Loved this film, will need to see it again, as a lot of the banter was too quick to pick up. Our Aussie ears not quite used to the NZ accent. Great local scenery. Seeing a NZ film added to our enjoyment of a N.Z. holiday

0

Simply Entertaining........

A must see!Would highly recommend this to anyone,thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.Loved the familar locations it was set in,Wellington looked amazing,and yes I am sure that alot of couples 'get' the underlying storyline,yet done in such a humourous upbeat way.Bring on the kiwi movies,Hollywood eat your heart out!!

0

A Kiwi film?

Why on earth do we have to import Australian actors for a New Zealand film? Fortunately, the parts they were given were those of politicians, and other such Wellington-dwellers ....

1.0
0

I Loved it!

A very, very, very funny, entertaining movie. I totally loved this film and it is the best NZ comedy that I have seen in a while. It is sexy and sophisitcated while still being able to have a great laugh and going places that most comedys couldn't dare. Throughly recomended.

5.0
0

Crass and formless

In a scene about a quarter of the way into the film a little girl looks at a bearded man and says: "My Mummy's got hair like you (pause) on her bottom." In a scene towards the end of the film (some hours later) a character says that he will take a bottle of liqueur from the mini-bar because "it relieves the boredom of oral sex." This is a misogynistic and...

2.0
0

and...?

Anybody care to tell me what this movie says that maybe remotely original or new about relationships/marriage/friendship that hasn't been said before...Nice, quaint, kiwi etc but you know...zzzzz.....

3.0
0