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Intimate Affairs (2001)

Investigating Sex (original title)
A group of men and two female stenographers scientifically study sex.

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writers:

José Pierre (book), Alan Rudolph (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... Edgar
Julie Delpy ... Chloe
Robin Tunney ... Zoe
Neve Campbell ... Alice
Jeremy Davies ... Oscar
Alan Cumming ... Sevy
Til Schweiger ... Monty
John Light ... Peter
Nick Nolte ... Faldo
Terrence Howard ... Lorenz
Emily Bruni ... Janet
Tuesday Weld ... Sasha
Jacqueline Anderson ... Linda
Marc Hosemann ... Joey
Joseph May ... Roger
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A group of men and two female stenographers scientifically study sex.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue and nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Intimate Affairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Sasha: Sex is in the groin of the beholder.
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Film about sex tries to enlighten and fails
16 June 2002 | by joshkmapesSee all my reviews

Directors need to learn that audiences watch a film for the characters, and they need to understand the characters. "Investigating Sex" illustrates characters that are so narcississtic the audience is annoyed from first frame to last. I saw the film at a screening with Alan Rudolph with a discussion afterwards, and he didn't even really appear to know what the film was about either. He just used the phrase "sexually compelling" a bunch of times. I didn't care about the characters, I frankly didn't the film had any characters to offer. Just a lot of actors spreading paint on themselves and turning into donkeys and mules in order to say something profound about sexual relations and sexual attraction. Robin Tunney is great as usual, and the other actors do what they can. If you want to try to beat the meaning out of a movie and read into things that aren't there, this movie is for you. If you actually want to learn something or see a great film, don't watch "Investigating Sex." Because it certainly isn't entertaining. It's really pretty ridiculous.


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