The Man Who Loved Women (1983)




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This remake of François Truffaut's 1977 comedy misses out on Truffaut's subtext that delves into the nature of love and instead simply recounts the sexual and romantic exploits of David, a sculptor who is an incurable womanizer (Burt Reynolds). In order to come to grips with his obsession for women, David goes to see a psychiatrist, Marianna (Julie Andrews), and sure enough, she later joins him on the couch. His tale is told by Marianna, as flashbacks reveal their relationship and other loves of David's life, most notably Louise (Kim Basinger), a married woman hooked on intimacy in odd, if not dangerous, places. In all these relationships, David is as much attracted to the women as they are to him. Unfortunately, with flat dialogue and uninspired comedy, David fares better than the film as a whole.
Comedy , Romance
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Burt Reynolds
as David Fowler
Julie Andrews
as Marianna
Kim Basinger
as Louise Carr
Marilu Henner
as Agnes Chapman
Cynthia Sikes
as Courtney
Sela Ward
as Janet
Ellen Bauer
as Svetlana
Regis Philbin
as Himself
Jimmy Rowles
as Jazz Quartet
Joe Bernard
as Dr. Simon Abrams
Jim Knaub
as Carl
James C. Lewis
as Lt. Cranzano
Roger Rose
as Sgt. Stone
Jimmy Lewis
as Lt. Cranzano
Jennifer Ashley
as David's Mother
Jonathan Rogal
as David (age 8)
Tony Brown
as David at 16
Margie Deneke
as Aerobics Instructor
Jerry Martin
as Man at Barbeque
Walter Soo Hoo
as Gardener
Shelly Manne
as Himself, Jazz Quartet
Arnie Moore
as Camper Driver
Noni White
as Gucci Clerk
Jason Ross
as Gas Station Attendant
Joseph E. Bernard
as Dr. Simon Abrams
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Critic Reviews for The Man Who Loved Women

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

gripping in all the wrong ways

April 20, 2008
Shadows on the Wall

Flat and unsophisticated exposition of one man's mid-life identity crisis.

August 20, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

The Man Who Loved Women is not merely a film that hasn't aged well; it was stale six months after it was released.

February 4, 2002
Apollo Guide

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September 23, 2005

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June 30, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Man Who Loved Women

Weak remake, unimaginatively filmed.

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