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I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

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Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

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Caveh
Christoff Colas ...
Man with Beret
Rebecca Lord ...
Prostitute / Caroline
Lindsey Tjian ...
Anna
Jenny Pompor ...
Polygamy Co-Ed
Michelle Roesler ...
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Melanie Bonne ...
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Anastasia Gershman ...
Oscar Presenter (as Anastasia Vega)
Seymour Kramer ...
Movie Theater Walkout
Sylvia Grosneau ...
French Film Producer
Phillip Minnig ...
College Friend
Thomas Logoreci ...
Anna's Husband
Angelina Moysov ...
French Prostitute
Jacqueline Wright ...
French Prostitute
Heidi Dupre ...
French Prostitute
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In the moments before his third marriage, Caveh Zahedi looks into the camera and flashes back to a vividly disturbing yet poignant story of his long obsession with prostitutes and how that obsession has served to destroy his previous marriages and relationships. Can Caveh overcome his addiction and finally succeed in a relationship? Written by dr@martinlewison.com

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$10,691 (USA) (7 April 2006)

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$112,874 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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The film took 15 years to make. Seven years of footage had to be dumped after a tenant trashed Zahedi's Los Angeles apartment, one of the movie's primary locations. See more »

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The Italian prostitute says her fee is "100,000 lira." "Lira" is the singular form (like "dollar"). She should have said "100,000 lire" (the correct plural form, like "dollars"). See more »

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Perversely interesting
12 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director of this film is Caveh Zahedi and he also plays the lead role in this semi-documentary style film. It assume it's based on a true story about a man named Caveh Zahedi who is a sex addict and is struggling to stay loyal to one woman while showing his sexual history. Now I can understand people that don't believe in marriage, but Caveh just tries way too hard to show that he is a nice guy with morals, I guess his own morals. In another words this is a very self indulgent film, which actually hurts the product overall. The narration and re-telling the stories was actually well done though and even if the director that was also playing the lead role is self indulgent while making and acting in the movie, he seemed to be very honest as well, just not that honest with himself. I think Caveh's main problem was or is, more than being a sex addict is that he just can't keep his temptations in his head. He just needs to spout it all out in front of his girlfriends while annoying the heck out of them while looking really creepy looking. I also didn't have any sympathy towards Caveh if that was intentional or not and he just came off as a bit of a egomaniac, despite his flaws he just seemed a bit way too desperate to be liked and accepted. The movie goes through these 12 step program until he finds his true happiness in life. So yes this is a self indulgent film, but it's also a fascinating psychological study. To be honest when I saw the cover for this movie, I thought it would go on a more serious direction, but I am glad it went the more comedic direction. And although some may say this film is repetitive, I didn't really have a problem with that, because it just made the movie more realistic. Even if a lot of what happens aren't clearly explained, like how Caveh made a drastic change just by going to Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings. It is a interesting semi-documentary in which most scenes are recreated.

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