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Max My Love (Max Mon Amour)

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

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Art House & International, Comedy

Nov 20, 2007

Lionsgate

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

April 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Despite the potentially subversive material, the film frankly lacks bite.

April 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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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.

April 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

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

April 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

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

April 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

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

April 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

If you've wondered what kind of continental TV pilot Sherwood Schwartz might have devised from watching Zoo, here's your answer.

July 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
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