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      My Wife Is an Actress

      R Released Jul 12, 2002 1h 35m Romance Comedy List
      66% Tomatometer 73 Reviews 64% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A sports journalist (Yvan Attal) is jealous of his wife's (Charlotte Gainsbourg) fame and the attention she gets from strangers. Read More Read Less
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      My Wife is an Actress is a delightful, snappy romantic comedy.

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Jun 1, 2003 Full Review Sid Adilman Toronto Star Attal pushes too hard to make this a comedy or serious drama. He seems to want both, but succeeds in making neither. Rated: 1/5 Oct 11, 2002 Full Review Ray Conlogue Globe and Mail I found it slow, predictable and not very amusing. Rated: 2/4 Oct 11, 2002 Full Review Jason Gorber Film Scouts Quirky French films like this can either work really well or be absolutely intolerable. Thankfully, this proves to be a very enjoyable comedy about jealousy. Rated: A- Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Dan Jardine Apollo Guide Both Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsborough are thoroughly appealing, as their unblinking honesty and openness shines through even the film's silliest bits. Rated: 74/100 Aug 31, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member hillarious! actress charlotte gainsbourg was really at the top of her game!! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a French romantic comedy. Pre-marital and extra-marital relationships are serious subjects of French Cinema. Then what could be the subject of a romantic French Comedy? ...yes it's about a 'marital affair' between a sports journalist and his wife, starred by a real life couple. Acts out of obsession, jealousy and doubt are the materials of comedy. The subject is old fashioned but popular indeed. However, don't miss the 'birth of a flower scene'. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member c'est drôle parce que c'est vrai?... "Yvon" Attal es muy gracioso y Charlotte es Charlotte (un aburrido review de mi parte como siempre, yay), a lo mejor le falta un Guy/Alain Chabat, a veces, fin. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A bit slow at times, but overall a very interesting character piece that works well on almost every level. This one may not be for everyone, but for the film lovers out there, it should be something that is enjoyed for what it is. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The marriage between a successful actress and a sportswriter suffers as a result of jealousy, distance, and the nature of her profession. After watching this film, you shouldn't wonder why relationships in Hollywood last as long as milk on a hot day. Yvan Attal's deft, comic story-telling renders all the awkwardness a man might feel while watching his wife naked on screen. And the scene in which he surprises her on set only to find the entire cast and crew naked is truly hilarious. I'm glad that the film stopped at sexual jealousy and didn't suggest that Yvan was emasculated because his wife's success eclipsed his own. Such a plot would have been cliche and reduced Yvan's character to nothing more than a typically insecure male. Terence Stamp is perfectly cast as the cad co-star who crosses the line between creating "on-screen chemistry" and seducing another man's wife. His lecherous looks make him dangerously charming, and there is the right amount of self-aggrandizing to make his character worthy of comic ridicule. I was fully prepared to go as high as four stars until the end. I don't know what Attal was thinking, but the story never resolved. We never know what motivates this couple's decision, and as a result, it's difficult to determine what exactly Attal is saying about these characters or the business of filmmaking. Overall, though, <i>My Wife Is an Actress</i> provides some brilliant moments and is filled with charming performances. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Real life husband and wife star as husband and wife AND use their real first names? That's a bit much...but I still enjoyed it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A sports journalist (Yvan Attal) is jealous of his wife's (Charlotte Gainsbourg) fame and the attention she gets from strangers.
      Director
      Yvan Attal
      Producer
      Claude Berri, Pierre Grunstein
      Screenwriter
      Yvan Attal
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      Le Studio Canal +
      Rating
      R (Sexuality|Nudity|Language)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 12, 2002, Wide
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
      Runtime
      1h 35m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)