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Speaking of Sex (2001)

A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

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John McNaughton

Writer:

Gary Tieche
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Dr. Roger Klink
Melora Walters ... Melinda
Jay Mohr ... Dan
Nathaniel Arcand ... Calvin
Megan Mullally ... Jennifer Klink
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Dr. Emily Paige
Nick Offerman ... Sheriff Panghorn
Greg Pitts ... Deputy Trousdale
Daniel Libman ... Dr. Clark
Don MacKay ... Dr. Fromm
Paul Schulze ... Larry
Catherine O'Hara ... Connie Barker
Phil LaMarr ... Joel Johnson, Jr.
Bill Murray ... Ezri Stovall
Hart Bochner ... Felix
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A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

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Because life has its ups and downs...

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Comedy | Romance

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

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Country:

Canada | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Falando de Sexo See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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During an interview of Jay Mohr he stated that during take #2 of a court room seen where he was to choke James Spader, Bill Murray challenged him, "I Bet you can't clear that table, you got your feet on the table. Impress me." So during take #3 Mohr jumps and clears the table. After the seen Murray told him very calmly, "I knew you could do it, good job". See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Klink: All of a sudden, he is Mr Oral Sex. Up until then Roger had *very* rarely, uh, 'cunnilinged' me.
Felix: Can you say, uh, 'cunnilinged'?
Jennifer Klink: [laughs] Well, I don't know. What's the verb for cunnilingus?
Felix: 'Cunniligated'?
Jennifer Klink: [laughs amd hits him on the arm flirtatiously] stop it!
Felix: Cunnilingual? Is that a verb?
Jennifer Klink: [still laughing] I don't know, but I like it!
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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O mio babbino caro
(from Gianni Schicchi)
Written & Composed by Giacomo Puccini & Giovacchino Forzano
Performed by Miriam Gauci and the Brussels Philharmonic (as the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra)
Published by Casaricordi-BMG Ricordi SPA
All rights for U.S. administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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The Sex Is Funnier Than The Script
26 June 2017 | by MlleWackjobSee all my reviews

This is a sex farce where the actual sex is by far superior to the rest of the movie. The title tipped me off, it's too on the nose and unsubtle. The script is entirely about sex. That usually would be very much in my "pro" column. The sex scenes and quick cuts are by far the funniest things in the movie. The problem is, the movie is ENTIRELY about sex. Next to nothing about the characters, the setting, nothing. There are no characters to connect to. Nothing to root for or care about. The plot is incoherent. The acting is broad and unfunny. In a later interview, the director said he wished he had told his actors to play it straight. Amen to that! James Spader, as Roger Klink (har har), gives a jittery, gaspy performance. Talk about playing against type. As the film went on, it bugged me that he never seemed to speak in complete sentences. Spader, Bill Murray and Catherine O'Hara, all excellent comic performers, are weighed down by the clumsy script and terrible pacing. In the small part of Dr. Klink's ex-wife, Megan Mullalley gives by far the best performance, in part because she has the most rounded, interesting character. You know there's something wrong with a film when a minor character is better written than the leads. Lara Flynn Boyle as Dr. Paige, an unstable marriage counselor is awful. The rest of the cast is capable, nothing special.

If you have nothing better to do, this movie is an okay diversion, but don't go out of your way.


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