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My Wife Is an Actress (2001)

Ma femme est une actrice (original title)
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A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.

Director:

Yvan Attal

Writer:

Yvan Attal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Charlotte
Yvan Attal ... Yvan
Terence Stamp ... John
Noémie Lvovsky ... Nathalie
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Vincent
Keith Allen ... David
Jo McInnes Jo McInnes ... L'assistante
Ludivine Sagnier ... Géraldine
Lionel Abelanski ... Georges
Valérie Leboutte Valérie Leboutte ... La jeune femme sexy
Annette Hazanavicius Annette Hazanavicius ... La mère d'Yvan
Jean Abelanski Jean Abelanski ... Le père d'Yvan
Marie Denarnaud ... Colette
Jean-Rachid Jean-Rachid ... Blaise (as Jean Rachid)
Céline Cuignet Céline Cuignet ... Lisette (as Cécine Cuignet)
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Storyline

Paris can boast a population of 2,125,246. Of these 1,153,000 are women and 10,000 are actresses. Yvan, a young sports writer, is married to one who is very well known - Charlotte. They try to live a normal life, but her fame makes it difficult - autograph hunters interrupt their dinners, cops about to serve traffic summonses let them off with a warning and a smile when they recognize her, and impossible-to-get restaurant reservations magically appear when Charlotte makes the calls instead of Yvan. All this threatens and challenges his male ego, but Yvan is able to take her stardom in stride. Until, that is, a man at a bar asks him if he gets jealous watching his wife make love in the nude to another man on screen. It has never seriously bothered him before, but the stranger sows the first seed of doubt in his head... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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Yvan: My name is Yvan. I'm 35, a sports reporter. I'm either in a stadium, or here, the news room of Info Sport TV. My chances of meeting an actress were 12 to 1. When I met Charlotte, I saw only her. Now I realize living with an actress is a crazy thing.
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London Calling
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Performed by The Clash
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Nice and Flat
9 May 2003 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

This is a nice little movie, but far from the best achievements of the French cinema. The story of a movie star with a jealous husband, and the problems in their marriage never got me too interested, or to worried about the characters fate. It was all too clear where the movie is going from the beginning. I am not a fan of 'romantic comedy' where this film belongs either, and I have seen much better movies in this genre. Also, Charlotte Gainsbourg is not strikingly beautiful as the role demanded, and Terence Stamp is well over the age to trigger an affair interest with a young female star. These casting mistakes, as well as the conventionalism of the movie make of it just a flat and non-interesting experience. 6/10 on my personal scale.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 November 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,204, 14 July 2002

Gross USA:

$1,121,233

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,169,438
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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