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Sex Is Comedy Reviews

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 12, 2005
Takes an absurdist approach to a sophomoric subject and wrings real laughs from it; a terrific comedy about lust, filmmaking, and the human psyche at its most clandestine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 22, 2005
[H]olds multiple mirrors up to itself, creating a neverending series of reflections and self-referents...
Christopher Null
February 25, 2005
a mistitled disaster
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Shawn Levy
January 28, 2005
Sex Is Comedy is a lively, frank and often perceptive anatomy of screen acting and directing: insightful, self-mocking and engagingly alive.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 24, 2004
Annoying, soporific and, despite its title, singularly humorless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 22, 2004
An eyes-rolling, forehead-smacking glimpse through the eyes of an artist in her farcical struggle
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 17, 2004
Reminds us what a vulnerable undertaking acting can be, and what an intimate, manipulative, caring and torturous act directing is.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 10, 2004
If Breillat's aim is demystifying how passion and desire are simulated on-screen, then Sex Is Comedy is successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 3, 2004
If you sometimes have the feeling French films are made by the most spoiled and self-involved upper-middle-class twits imaginable, it might be because of such films as Sex Is Comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
December 3, 2004
In Jeanne's world, and Breillat's, filmed sex is no ordinary eye candy. For their characters, it's an admission of a dark, complicated interior life that only the bravest of actors, finally, can expose on screen.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 3, 2004
Sex Is Comedy is not sure what it's really about, or how to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 3, 2004
A rigorous and bracingly charming movie about moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 2, 2004
It feels too self-satisfied, but the prickly personalities and relationships have the ring of experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
December 2, 2004
Curious but small and lackluster film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 27, 2004
an off-putting egocentrism...permeates [Breillat's] otherwise intriguing discourse on the relationship between directors and actors
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 19, 2004
Movies about movie-making can be unbearably insular, but I can't recall one that deals so specifically with the difficulties of love scenes without being exploitative.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 18, 2004
By Breillat's usually dire standards, this is practically a laff riot, and if you want to see her funniest, most accessible movie, this is the one to watch.
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
November 12, 2004
Breillat's first foray into comedy is playful, whip-smart and far breezier in both tone and look than the stylized gender polemics she's known for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 12, 2004
As usual with Breillat, not much happens outside the boudoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 12, 2004
This is amusing, and even poignant in the final moments. But Breillat just can't help herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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