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Speaking of Sex (2001)

A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

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A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

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Because life has its ups and downs...

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Falando de Sexo  »

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Dan: [reading from the pamphlet Dr. Paige handed him] Mas--mastering masturbation?
Dr. Emily Paige: Oh, it's a wonderful guide. Techniques, fantasy games, lubricants, all in historical context. Did you know that Edison was an avid masturbator? It's where he got his best ideas.
Dan: No, Edison stole his best ideas.
Dr. Emily Paige: Whatever. Maybe it was Einstein.
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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O mio babbino caro
(from Gianni Schicchi)
Written & Composed by Giacomo Puccini & Giovacchino Forzano
Performed by Miriam Gauci and the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
Published by Casaricordi-BMG Ricordi SPA
All rights for U.S. administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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surprisingly good
11 July 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was similar in many ways to a French sex farce. So I guess you'll have to call this an American sex farce. The script was well thought-out, though there were a few characters which didn't get enough air time.

James Spader played a neurotically geeky psychiatrist, which is a bit of a different character for him, as he usually plays sexual deviants. Good manic performances by Jay Mohr, Melora Walters, and Lara Flynn Boyle. Bill Murray and Catherine O'Hara also shown in their supporting roles. Phil Lamarr had a hilarious line, despite being only a cameo appearance.

There were several intermingled stories playing all at once. It was well done because if one story started to drag, they could switch to another story to keep the interest fresh. This is really light-hearted stuff, but it did have some very subtle comic moments in places that you might miss if you don't watch it more than a couple of times, so watch it at least a couple of times.


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