Despite the comedic energy MacGowran brings to the film, the problem with AGE OF CONSENT is that it never adopts a proper identity. Is it sophisticated pornography masquerading as an art film? An absurdist sex comedy complete with a random murder? A promotional video for the Great Barrier Reef? Despite its capricious nature, the film sure does look pretty--its stunning underwater sequences rival those found in THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZIZZOU.