How to please a cinema loving woman

Cameron Daddo returns to the big screen in How to Please A Woman

By Tania Phillips

It is not entirely unheard off to see women over 40-50 starring in and headlining a movie – though it’s still not so common that it isn’t a thrill (as a woman of a certain age) to see it actually happen

How To Please A Woman is one of those movies and the bonus is, its Australian and isn’t really focused on growing old or dementia, but pretty much on what women really want – or director Renee Webster’s take on it – which is apparently watching a well-built man do the housework (I’m in).

Brit Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones, Taskmaster) leads an all star cast including Caroline Braazier, Tasma Walton, Roz Hammond, Myles Pollard, Cameron Daddo and mister everywhere Erik Thompson.

Gina (Phillips) is not feeling fabulous. She has lost her job and feels stuck and frustrated in a passionless marriage. She has always lived life on the sidelines – that is, until she is met with the groundbreaking business opportunity of converting a team of well- built moving guys into well-built housecleaners. Initially the response from her ocean-swimming community is immediate, and her all-male cleaning staff an instant hit. Finally, she is the boss she has always wanted to be.

But, as her business booms, her clientele demands something more – sex, or better yet, pleasure. Faced with something far more than she imagined, Gina and her team, including her foodie manager Steve, launch an enterprise that is all about getting intimacy right between people. For the first time, the women experience desire on their own terms. As Gina faces the highs and lows, the joys and struggles of maintaining such a unique business, she learns to stand up for herself, to look out for her own happiness and pleasure, and to take control of her life. HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN is a precarious, often hilarious and revealing journey into the vulnerable world of what women really want and how hard it can be to get it right.

Out May 19.

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