The End of Sex – Toronto 2022

The End of Sex. Courtesy of TIFF.

A couple reaches a rut in their marriage in The End of Sex and experiments with their relationship while their kids attend winter camp.

It’s a safe assumption that Josh (Jonas Chernick) and Emma (Emily Hampshire) are not alone with their feelings. At the same time, many couples probably wouldn’t go to the lengths that they do. I mean, people might fantasize about a threesome but would they really go through with it, right? Anyway, they’re free to do as they please while their two kids are away at a sleepaway camp. They put so much pressure on themselves to have sex that they’re willing to do anything. Things that would otherwise by embarrassing! That’s not to demean anyone who pleasures themselves by doing those sort of things. Let’s imagine what would happen if you were caught in public doing those things!

Much like My Awkward Sexual Adventure in 2012, Sean Garrity directs while Jonas Chernick writes the script and co-stars Emily Hampshire. I haven’t seen their previous film but there’s some solid laughs in this one. This is the sort of film where the comedy just writes itself, especially with the situations that they find themselves in.

If you’re coming to the film for Colin Mochrie, he doesn’t have much screen time. However, he makes the best of a very hysterical cameo. It’s one of many moments in the film where you cannot help but laugh. Believe me when I say that there are times where you do not want to be eating or drinking.

The End of Sex is a proven winner for any distributor acquiring the film out of Toronto.

DIRECTOR: Sean Garrity
SCREENWRITER: Jonas Chernick
CAST: Emily Hampshire, Jonas Chernick, Gray Powell, Lily Gao, Eden Cupid, Emily Wyatt, Maya Misaljevic, with Colin Mochrie and Melanie Scrofano

The End of Sex holds its world premiere during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program. Grade: 3.5/5

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.