I Think I Love My Wife

I Think I Love My Wife

DVD - 2007
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A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he's visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend. A funny and thought provoking look about the joy and pain of marriage and relationships.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372/I
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col., double sided ; 4 3/4 in.

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velloxal
May 09, 2013

Very funny comedy. Couldn't stop laughing. Fantastic movie.

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kwarah
Oct 25, 2011

VERY FUNNY FILM & a whole lot of truth in American families,,, husbands, wives & old schoolmates.

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clarap
Dec 14, 2010

Good movie for a nice quite evening

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Michael
Aug 14, 2008

Dumb... dumb... dumb...

Chris Rock is normally a pretty funny guy. He always made me laugh as one of the "Bad Boys of SNL" (he had good company: Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Sneider, and David Spade).

Check-out his 2004 HBO Special "Bring the Pain" and tell me you don't bust-a-move at his stand-up act! But in this 2007 stinker, he's just lame and instead of breaking-out in laughter, he had me wondering: Where's the jokes???! It's supposed to be a comedy, after-all!

Here he is trying his hand at being the "auteur" - director, screenplay writer, and actor - and he can't make his own movie work!

Trying to portray this upstanding kind of cool African American upscale dude investment banker with horns after a 7 yr marriage gone stale - is hard work for actor Chris - never mind trying to keep the rest of the movie going too, as director!
So instead of the side-splitting humour found in his "1999 Grammy Award for best Spoken Comedy Album - Bigger & Blacker" or on his "2005 DVD and Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album - Never Scared - Rock settles for chauvinist hi-jinx and sexist metaphors around fantasies with an incredibly sexy old friend Nikki.

Does he want her? - yes! Will he get it on with her? - well... take a look at the movie's title and that should have been your first and last warning!

All that foreplay - and then the all-too-familiar cop-out in movies like this!

Where's a French comedy auteur when you really need one to bring in their snobby humour while having a bit of sex-on-the-side, and making light of it at the same time while the whole world watched in mocked shock, between suppressed giggles and held-back guffaws? (I'd have taken even a present-day Woody Allen at this point)!

This movie suffers from Chris Rock trying to do too much and having very little to do it with.

His 2005 Academy Award's bomb-out should have been tinsletown's first clue that Rock is uncomfortable with conventional Hollywood demands on its "auteurs" and that he really is best when he's doing stand-up comedy, stirring up controversy and poking fun at race in America and the laughter that sometimes comes from memories both painful and gut-wrenchingly funny.

As a comedy and a movie - this film was a bust for me - and that's from a guy who likes Chris Rock.

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joseph
Aug 14, 2008

Watchable (Fair) - This is not a bad picture. It's not a comedy despite having Chris Rock star in it. It's more of a drama with some situations that may come across as funny - I didn't. You see, to be funny, you have to take real situations and find humor in what we experience. Things that are far fetched will never be funny.

The film does move along nicely until the finale (I won't spoil it) but what were they thinking? It's not the climax itself that's the problem, it's the way the resolution is communicated. Up to that point, I was concidering give this one 3 stars - the ending dropped it by half a star.

By the way, the film's directed by Chris Rock himself. Note the joke about Michael Jackson (probably the only scene that I laughed at).

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Michael
Aug 26, 2008

Michael thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Michael
Aug 14, 2008

Tagline: In marriage no one can hear you scream.

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Michael
Aug 26, 2008

Sexual Content: more sexual ennui than tension but the subject matter of cheating in a marriage makes it adult content for me

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Michael
Aug 26, 2008

Edward Herrmann's character, Mr. Landis: "You can lose lots of money chasing women, but you will NEVER lose women chasing money"

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