Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Time Out says
The production history of this series of sketches, which take place during a summer’s day on Hampstead Heath, is only slightly more interesting than the film itself, which is whimsical, pompous and annoying. Ballsy first-time director Ed Blum persuaded a bunch of game name-actors, from McGregor to Okonedo, to lend him one or two days of their time in return for a little cash and a part in a movie which wants to have the last word on modern romance. Writer Aschlin Ditta (‘No Angels’) completed his job just two weeks before production, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. His script leads us from one couple to another, from the bathing pond to Kenwood House, and while he avoids the wildly coincidental plotting that so often marks multi-strand, we-are-the-world yarns such as this, his diluted narrative allows for no development of characters beyond cheap gags and quick pay-offs. At least the cast could walk to work.