Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court ...
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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to "What Happens During Ejaculation?" in which we watch "control central" during a successful seduction.Written by
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A trailer for this film, alternated between pictures of Woody Allen and the cover of Dr. David Reuben's book, with the voice-over "How did this man make a movie out of this book? How did this man make a movie out of this book? How did this man make a movie out of this book? If you want to know how this man made a movie out of this book, you'll have to see the movie." See more »
In the "transvestite" segment, the host tells Sam the bathroom is "upstairs, first door on the left." But the bathroom door, and all the other upstairs doors, are on the right. See more »
Uneven but sometimes brilliant series of sketches about sex.
While all the early Woody Allen films are funny and worthwhile, this is probably the most uneven to my taste.
Allen took the famous, serious non-fiction book about sex, and turned it into a series of short comedy pieces. A couple segments are pure genius (inside the male body during sex, Gene Wilder falling in love with a sheep), a couple are pretty good (Woody as a medieval court jester trying to have an affair with the queen, who is locked into a chastity belt, a mad scientist creates a giant milk squirting breast that goes on a rampage) and a few are real duds.
Also, of all the Allen films, this might have the worst DVD print/transfer quality.
It's bizarre and disturbing is that a lot of Allen's brilliant early work seems to be going out of print. Hopefully this is just a temporary state of affairs, and better re-releases are ahead. But if you're a fan you might want to grab copies of this, Bananas, Sleeper, Take the Money and Run, etc now, while you can.
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