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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.

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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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Viva Erotica (1996) See more »

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London Calling
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Performed by The Clash
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Smart, Fresh, Fun, Romantic
16 April 2002 | by tvrwarrenSee all my reviews

Today I had the privilege of viewing "My Wife is an Actress" at a preview for the San Francisco International Film Festival. I highly recommend the French comedy, which I understand is being released by Sony in May.

Without having realized the male lead Atal is also the Writer & Director, it's all the more amazing how one can juggle so many tasks effectively. Likely this is because it is undoubtedly based on his real life, including his real life wife playing his wife (the actress).

I know this type of setup has been done before, but the behind the scenes element of a movie set is very appealing. Atal lets us in on the filming and behind the scenes monotony of film making. Terence Stamp, as the English speaking actor of some note, is a true delight as usual.

In particular, the opening montage and a scene not for the modest should be taken note of for their own appeal.

I believe only the true cynic will be disappointed with the ending, which in today's movies (especially Hollywood films) are lacking in conclusions or resolutions.


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