Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) (1996)

Max My Love (Max Mon Amour)




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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 … More

Rating: R (for some aberrant sexual content)
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
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On DVD: Nov 20, 2007



as Peter Jones

as Camille

as Margaret's Mother

as Detective

as Zoologist

as Francoise

as Dr. Mischler
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Max Mon Amour isn't as good as [Nagisa Oshima's other] movies, but then what else is?

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Despite the potentially subversive material, the film frankly lacks bite.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Austin Chronicle

Impossible to take seriously or as satire, this film is an embarrassment to humanity and our cousins in the jungle.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Empire Magazine

On the whole, it works as a witty, black comedy of manners that judiciously avoids the vulgarity inherent in the subject.

Full Review… | April 3, 2012

A wry mix of King Kong and My Man Godfrey, it's a potent premise that somehow never catches fire...

Full Review… | April 3, 2012
Slant Magazine

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