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.

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Critic Reviews for The Man Who Loved Women

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

The warmth that might have made this film work never materializes and slickness is no substitute.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Here is a sad movie with a funny movie inside trying to get out.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

gripping in all the wrong ways

Apr 20, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

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

Aug 21, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

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

Feb 4, 2002 | Rating: 42/100

Audience Reviews for The Man Who Loved Women

Weak remake, unimaginatively filmed.

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