Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) (1996)
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Fabled Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima was the guiding hand behind the fast-paced French comedy Max, Mon Amour. The "Max" with whom the elegant Charlotte Rampling falls in love is a circus chimpanzee (played by a short-statured man in a monkey suit). Charlotte's British-ambassador husband Anthony Higgins has long suspected that his wife was cheating on him, but he certainly isn't prepared for her simian paramour. Amazingly, the film never descends into goofiness: Oshima uses his unorthodox plotline to poke holes in the self-protective pretensions of the Bourgeoisie. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Max My Love (Max Mon Amour)
Max Mon Amour isn't as good as [Nagisa Oshima's other] movies, but then what else is?
Leaves us with nothing much but a vague sensation of surrealism that comes from seeing an affair between a woman and a chimp being treated in a matter-of-fact way.
Impossible to take seriously or as satire, this film is an embarrassment to humanity and our cousins in the jungle.
On the whole, it works as a witty, black comedy of manners that judiciously avoids the vulgarity inherent in the subject.
Despite the potentially subversive material, the film frankly lacks bite.
A wry mix of King Kong and My Man Godfrey, it's a potent premise that somehow never catches fire...
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