is a brief encounter, a mere 95 minutes long. The pacing is perhaps the only jarring aspect of the film. The wind-up is fun, quick, comedic. Then, time is lavished on the sessions, which only amount to about a month of Cheryl and Mark's lives. The emotional and physical relationship between the pair is fully developed; one feels as though more movie-time elapses than actually does. Their story line's peak arrives, slowly but steadily, and we can savor its meaningfulness and its sadness for a moment-and then, within what feels like a few minutes, the movie winds down, wraps up, ends neatly tied, badda bing, badda boom, done. For a movie so tender in its examination of sex, the audience could use some more post-climax cuddling.