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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  16 March 2007 (USA)
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A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he's visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend.

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Storyline

Brenda wears comfortable, cotton panties; Nikki wears sheer, lacy thongs. Richard Cooper is in the middle, with a good job in Manhattan, a house in the suburbs, and two cute children with Brenda, his intelligent, good-looking wife who's a teacher. But there's no sex in this seven-year marriage, so Richard's bored. Into the mix walks Nikki, a sexy, sassy, single friend he's not seen in years. Nikki has problems and finds a reason to stop at his office every day. He tries to help, they have some fun, and he doesn't mention Nikki to Brenda. His work and reputation suffer. Is he about to scratch the seven year itch? What choices does Richard have? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In marriage no one can hear you scream.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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16 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...kai apo do i gynaika mou  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,674,802 (USA) (16 March 2007)

Gross:

$12,550,242 (USA) (25 May 2007)
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Chris Rock decided to direct the film after Steven Spielberg recommended to Rock that he should direct his own films. See more »

Goofs

Richard Cooper's (Chris Rock's) arm position between shots in the ambulance: At first we see a paramedic trying to hold Rock down as the other paramedic prepares to operate on him and Rock's arms up trying to struggle with him. In the next shot, his arms are down by his sides with no struggle, then immediately in the next shot he is being held down by that same paramedic and has his arms up struggling once again. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Landis: You can lose lots of money chasing women, but you will NEVER lose women chasing money.
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References The King of Comedy (1982) See more »

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Y'all Know Me
Written by Mike Fratantuno, Brian Lapin, Terence Yoshiaki and Josef Lord
Performed by Transcenders feat. J7 D'Star
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A typical middle class man faces a relatable crisis
22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't going to comment until I saw all the negative and I thought unfair comments about this movie. I've always said that movies reviews often show what's going on inside us as much as what's went on on the screen. I for one was at first reluctant to see this movie because I thought Chris Rock's other movie attempts were juvenile. But when I read his announcement that this was his first "adult" movie, I became interested. I appreciated that this was a slice of life movie. I heard a complaint that there was no plot but since when does life present a neatly contrived plot? The movie represented a period out a man's life, a particularly rough patch in his marriage. It was exaggerated where it needed to be for comic effect, which for me, I'm happy to say was very successful, since most attempts at comedy leave me stone faced. In general both my boyfriend and I have discriminating tastes in movies. It's tough to surprise us, please us, make us laugh, while at the same time presenting a realistic life issue that makes one think. This movie did that. It wasn't strictly formula. My suggestion is to not automatically believe the negative reviews. Don't even take my review as gospel. But I think any movie that creates such divergent reactions deserves a look. I would suggest you definitely check it out and decide for yourself.


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