I Am A Sex Addict (2005)
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On the eve of his third wedding, documentary filmmaker Caveh Zahedi bravely turns the camera on himself to explore his decade-long addiction to sex in an autobiographical tale of personal peccadillo featuring animation from Waking Life artist Bob Sabiston and featuring a rare film appearance by French porn legend Rebecca Lord. His previous marriages destroyed by his obsession with prostitutes and his many intimate relationships sabotaged by his unwavering commitment to the concept of open
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Candor wins points almost anywhere, and that's what Zahedi has, in spades.
That self-indulgent documentary form, the biographical essay film, earns its most onanistic installment ever.
The narrowness of [Zahedi's] sexual repertoire is the springboard for a charming and boundless homemade sort of filmmaking.
... while some may bail early, those who stay to the end are likely to dwell on Zahedi's unwavering (some would say unrelenting) belief in his own artistry, as well as the film's many funny, quotable lines ...
The filmmaker's ability to at once mock himself and consider his dilemma with compassion transforms an otherwise smarmy tale into something honest and insightful.
The movie nonetheless can't sustain the thin interest of a man's obsession with outlaw fellatio.
This strange little movie is a mixed bag, hard to eagerly recommend but also hard to completely dismiss.
Even if you can keep it in your pants, you'll be tickled and intrigued by Zahedi's look at why he couldn't.
At 98 minutes, Addict demands an investment not repaid by its basic unpleasantness.
Self-involved and self-indulgent. It's almost as if [Zahedi] made the movie for himself, for his loved ones and for no one else.
Making this confessional film may have been therapeutic for Zahedi, but it's pure torture for an audience.
Zahedi is wry and certainly fearless as he pours his sex life onto the screen, but around the ninth time he goes cruising for prostitutes it gets a little hard to take.
Zahedi pulls off the difficult trick of making you despise, pity and admire him. You get the feeling it's been much the same for the women in his life.
... the film's flaws stem from 'TMZ' -- too much Zahedi.
Consequently, I Am a Sex Addict is ruthlessly frank in its freakish frivolity and absurdly lyrical in the grubby ramblings of its professed and confused cad.
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