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My Wife Is an Actress (2001)

Ma femme est une actrice (original title)
A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.

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Yvan
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John
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Nathalie
Laurent Bateau ...
Vincent
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David, the film director
Jo McInnes ...
David's assistant
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Géraldine
Lionel Abelanski ...
Georges
Valérie Leboutte ...
Young sexy girl
Annette Hazanavicius ...
Yvan's mother
Jean Abelanski ...
Yvan's father
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Colette
Jean-Rachid ...
Blaise (as Jean Rachid)
Céline Cuignet ...
Lisette
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Paris can boast a population of 2,125,246. Of these 1,153,000 are women and 10,000 are actresses. Yvan, a young sports writer, is married to one who is very well known - Charlotte. They try to live a normal life, but her fame makes it difficult - autograph hunters interrupt their dinners, cops about to serve traffic summonses let them off with a warning and a smile when they recognize her, and impossible-to-get restaurant reservations magically appear when Charlotte makes the calls instead of Yvan. All this threatens and challenges his male ego, but Yvan is able to take her stardom in stride. Until, that is, a man at a bar asks him if he gets jealous watching his wife make love in the nude to another man on screen. It has never seriously bothered him before, but the stranger sows the first seed of doubt in his head... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 November 2001 (France)  »

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FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,263,683 (France) (16 November 2001)

Gross:

$1,052,922 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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french dial-a-cliche
30 April 2002 | by (zuerich, switzerland) – See all my reviews

a big disappointment. though the basic idea is very much a cliche (man is jealous of acting wife), I expected the movie to be poignant and filled with sharp one-liners. but no, the dialogues are utterly vacuous, and yvan as yvan is seriously getting on one's nerves after a while. in the end, charlotte and yvan solve their problems by having a child. now, this says a lot about the movie, i think,


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