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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

R  |   |  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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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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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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The film's tagline, 'In Marriage, No One Can Hear You Scream', is a play on the tagline for Alien (1979), which was, 'In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream'. See more »

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When Richard comes home late after partying, he shuts the front door and the camera crew is visible in the reflection of the glass on the front door. See more »

Quotes

[Brenda sees Richard's erection as he's on the phone]
Brenda Cooper: Are you talking to some little bitch? Are you talking to some whore? In my house?
Richard Cooper: No no no, it's George, it's George.
Brenda Cooper: George? What kind of down low shit is that?
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References The King of Comedy (1982) See more »

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Be Yo Daddy
Written by Ali Dee, Julian Davis, Aaron Jacob Sandlofer and Vincent Alfieri
Performed by King Juju
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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This sometimes funny but uneven film would make a great pre-marital counseling movie!
6 April 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Richard (Chris Rock) appears to have it all. He is a successful banking executive in New York City, lives in a posh home in the suburbs, and has the proverbial gorgeous wife and two kids. However, when a beautiful female acquaintance from former years crosses his path again, he begins to wonder if he is indeed missing something. Nikki is lovely beyond words and makes a big play for him, promising a supercharged sexual liaison. Richard toys with the idea, because it's true that his sex life at home has waned, what with the ongoing decisions about the children and the wall sconces for the living room. Should he risk an affair? This is an occasionally funny film with very attractive performers. Rock is a talented actor and he makes the most of the script's humorous situations. Just watch him cave into smoking a weed at a party or have a semi-serious encounter with a Viagra pill and you will be very mirthful. The trouble is, of course, that the film's comic moments are not in overabundance. The rest of the cast is very fine, with Steve Buscemi giving a nice little performance as a scummy colleague of Richard's. The two main female leads are colossally beautiful and arresting individuals, adding greatly to the movie's enjoyment. Costumes, sets, and production values are high. Beware, however, of some strong language from time to time, as the F-bomb is tossed around on occasion. All in all, this movie is not without humor or good messages yet can not be declared an outright winner. Nevertheless, it will do for an evening's entertainment or, more importantly, it would make a great counseling tool for those considering marriage in the near future. It's ultimate stance on marital commitment and the perils of infidelity are admirable indeed.


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