ROBERT Gillespie's comedy about that most unfortunate of human conditions sets its stall out from the start as an antidote to mushy romance.
Stuart Sessions plays sex-starved widower Michael, who hooks up with Argentinian prostitute Maria (Clare Cameron), herself in search of a visa.
What follows is a 90-minute meditation on love, sex and monogamy, taking in everything from the sex lives of gorillas to the amorous reflections of literary greats.
Amid the ever-evolving power struggle between the duo, we slowly learn about their sexual history, including Maria's abuse as a young girl, and how it has shaped their lives.
While this is at times a diverting exercise, it lacks real belly laughs and you shouldn't go in expecting any great revelations about affairs of the heart.
Sessions is entertaining as a sort of twinkle-eyed mad professor of love, excitedly stumbling upon all manner of theories before tossing them aside just as quickly.
But at times the evening feels a little too much like the painful experience of counselling a lovelorn friend over a pint, only to find yourself going round and round in circles.