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My Wife Is an Actress Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Quirky French films like this can either work really well or be absolutely intolerable. Thankfully, this proves to be a very enjoyable comedy about jealousy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 31, 2003
Both Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsborough are thoroughly appealing, as their unblinking honesty and openness shines through even the film's silliest bits.
| Original Score: 74/100
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 19, 2003
Attal's hang-ups surrounding infidelity are so old-fashioned and, dare I say, outdated, it's a wonder that he couldn't have brought something fresher to the proceedings simply by accident.
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Never less than clever and often digs down into some uncomfortable realities about the strange lives of that odd species known as 'movie people.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Anderson
November 19, 2002
God help the poor woman if Attal is this insecure in real life: his fictional Yvan's neuroses are aggravating enough to exhaust the patience of even the most understanding spouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 21, 2002
"My Wife is an Actress" blends elements of fiction and reality, shakes them up and hopes for the best.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 16, 2002
It's the kind of movie that ends up festooning U.S. art house screens for no reason other than the fact that it's in French (well, mostly) with English subtitles and is magically 'significant' because of that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sid Adilman
Toronto Star
October 11, 2002
Attal pushes too hard to make this a comedy or serious drama. He seems to want both, but succeeds in making neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 11, 2002
Starts off witty and sophisticated and you want to love it -- but filmmaker Yvan Attal quickly writes himself into a corner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 11, 2002
Not only is this material slight, it also seems ridiculously padded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
October 11, 2002
I found it slow, predictable and not very amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 11, 2002
A funny valentine to show business and marriage, an inside joke that plays humorously for anybody to grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Dawson
September 23, 2002
The three leads produce adequate performances, but what's missing from this material is any depth of feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
September 20, 2002
My Wife Is an Actress is an utterly charming French comedy that feels so American in sensibility and style it's virtually its own Hollywood remake.
| Original Score: B+
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 12, 2002
My Wife's plotting is nothing special; it's the delivery that matters here.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
September 8, 2002
The situation and humor are sitcom quality at best.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 1, 2002
Part comedy, part drama, the movie winds up accomplishing neither in full, and leaves us feeling touched and amused by several moments and ideas, but nevertheless dissatisfied with the movie as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 22, 2002
The film's as witty as any subtitled movie has a right to be.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 16, 2002
It's Othello Lite -- minus that bit at the end about murder-suicide, but with every ounce of Shakespeare's insane emotion.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
August 16, 2002
Little more than a frothy vanity project.
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