You so won't care.
| Original Score: 2/5
This is required viewing for idealistic film students and bruised romantics alike.
| Original Score: B+
Those who are already in her camp will find much to feed on in this at once intellectualized and accessible, documentary-style peek inside the head of a passionately driven woman and artist.
While it could have been an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the making of a movie, with substantial full frontal nudity, it is a bore.
| Original Score: 4/10
There are insightful moments about the delicate relationships between a director and her cast, and about the mind games that go on both behind the camera and in front of it.
Shakespearean in its complexity, an on-location As You Like It, brilliantly written and cleverly directed.
Breillat offers sharp insights into the love-hate relationship between directors and actors and a fascinating glimpse into the particular methods of a notoriously provocative filmmaker.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Talky and mostly humorless.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sex Is Comedy offers us a window into the way Breillat works.
It's refreshing to see this side of Breillat, a self-reflective artist whose evident anger over the sexual state of the world doesn't entirely subsume her, or her humanity.
| Original Score: 3/4
All of this might have made a really great short film. But at feature length, it is tedious self-indulgence.
It's a sweet and light-hearted endeavor that shows Breillat isn't a one-trick pony.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rather than delve into the clinical details of sexual desire and behavior, Catherine Breillat's reflects on what it means for a filmmaker to conduct such an inquiry.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shows a beguiling aptitude for self-mockery in the pursuit of polemic.
| Original Score: B +
More intriguing than it is entertaining.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The director is an irrepressible fount of complaints, theories, and lofty pronouncements.
Auto-critique or ego trip? Sex Is Comedy is a little bit of both-sadly more of the latter.
[Breillat] does effectively capture the 'hurry up and wait' atmosphere of a film set, and draws excellent performances from all involved.
An insightful glimpse into the mechanics of filmmaking.
The real revelation in this endlessly engaging feature is the ever-present Parillaud, who dominates the picture like her character dominates the set.