Confusion of Genders (2000)
Confusion of Genders (2000)
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as Alain Bauman
as Laurence Albertini
as Laurence's Mother
as Laurence's Father
as Alain's Mother
as Alain's Father
as Christophe's Father
as Deputy Mayor
as Laurence's Client
as Prison Warder
as Hairdresser's Client
as Blond Girl/Lover
as Young Adonis/Lover
as Smoothie Man/Lover
as Small Dark-Haired Man/Lover
as Highbrow Man
as Androgynous Girl/Lover
as Fifty Year Old Man/Lover
as Woman at the Bus Stop
Critic Reviews for Confusion of Genders
We wander through Alain's life just as he does, never satisfied, and perhaps marveling at how dull bisexual promiscuity actually seems to be.
Certainly sexy, entertaining and provocative -- in several senses of the word -- but it's also tiresome as only a French film can be when everyone in it has only sex and amour on his or her mind and is deadly serious about both.
In aiming for zingy, topical farce, it goes strangely limp, coasting on the fumes of its own self-satisfied shock value.
Despite a plethora of 'naughty bits,' it's a yawn.
In an effort to keep the plates spinning, the movie quickly devolves from risque to risible.
A sleek-looking film with intense performances by its cast, Confusion of Genders has nothing to say that wasn't put much more succinctly in a minor 50's pop hit for Sarah Vaughan ...
Audience Reviews for Confusion of Genders
Bad title, bad cover (& why every G&L related movie always has to use an ugly, tasteless artwork for the poster or DVD cover?!!) I guess the film was supposed to be funny (noir) for certain moments but too uptight overall. Confusing (core) character. Confusing plotline. Perhaps the one most confused are the audiences.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Confusion of Genders," Alain(Pascal Greggory) is a middle aged lawyer who is depressed on both a personal and a professional level.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]Despite having numerous trysts with members of both genders, he still feels lonely and worries about growing old alone. So, he proposes to his boss, Laurence(Nathalie Richard), who accepts. Then, she gets pregnant. Complicating matters even further is Christophe(Cyrille Thouvenin), brother to Marlene(Marie Saint-Dizier), one of Alain's old hookups, who one night brings Alain home with him.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]Alain wants to take on an important case but Laurence demurs until a murder case comes their way. The client, Marc(Vincent Martinez), gets a life sentence. Alain feels so guilty that he agrees to act as a go-between in a wedding proposal from Marc to his girlfriend, Babette(Julie Gayet), a hair stylist.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Confusion of Genders" is an offbeat satire with an erotic edge. As well-acted and engaging as it is, it could have been even better if its staccato rhythm had been slowed down in a couple of places. The movie is about the pursuit of happiness where the best advice is to roll with the punches, as events may play out in totally unexpected and wonderful ways. For example, Alain's bout of self-loathing comes from life differing from the expectations he originally had, especially not fitting in as well as he would like. Part of that comes from the law not turning out to be the idealistic profession he once thought it was. [/font]
5.5/10. Dark comedy, nicely acted by the leads. It is an interesting story but did not always hold my interest. The characters lack depth.
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