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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

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A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he's visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend.

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Chris Rock

Writers:

Chris Rock (screenplay), Louis C.K. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Richard Cooper
Kerry Washington ... Nikki Tru
Gina Torres ... Brenda Cooper
Steve Buscemi ... George
Edward Herrmann ... Mr. Landis
Welker White ... Mary
Samantha Ivers ... Tracy
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Teddy (as Michael K. Williams)
Cassandra Freeman ... Jennifer (as Cassandra F. Freeman)
Stephen A. Smith Stephen A. Smith ... Allan
Wendell Pierce ... Sean
Milan Howard Milan Howard ... Kelly Cooper
Roz Ryan ... Landlady
Christina Vidal ... Candy
Eliza Coupe ... Lisa
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Storyline

Brenda wears comfortable, cotton panties; Nikki wears sheer, lacy thongs. Richard Cooper is in the middle, with a good job in Manhattan, a house in the suburbs, and two cute children with Brenda, his intelligent, good-looking wife who's a teacher. But there's no sex in this seven-year marriage, so Richard's bored. Into the mix walks Nikki, a sexy, sassy, single friend he's not seen in years. Nikki has problems and finds a reason to stop at his office every day. He tries to help, they have some fun, and he doesn't mention Nikki to Brenda. His work and reputation suffer. Is he about to scratch the seven year itch? What choices does Richard have? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In marriage no one can hear you scream.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...kai apo do i gynaika mou See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,674,802, 18 March 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,550,605
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The firm that Chris Rock works for is called Pupkin and Langford. This is an homage to the Jerry Lewis/Robert DeNiro movie "The King of Comedy" where DeNiro played Ruppert Pupkin and Lewis played Jerry Langford. See more »

Goofs

After Richard takes the Viagra and is on the phone with George, Brenda comes in and catches him. After Richard tells George "I gotta go," he never really hangs up the phone, he only places it down. Also, Brenda never actually dials 9-1-1. See more »

Quotes

Nikki Tru: Hi it's Nikki. Sorry I missed your call but remember, "Love is God. God is Love." Peace.
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Connections

References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Could Be the One
Written by Marcus Miller
Performed by Gussie Miller
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I Think I Like Chris' 'Wife'
19 March 2007 | by jazniSee all my reviews

Though I was apprehensive about venturing into the theater for this one, I found myself laughing out loud and genuinely enjoying the story of Richard Cooper (Chris Rock), a man going through the motions of an unfulfilling marriage. For Chris Rock fans who've been waiting for the comic to finally find his on screen mojo, this one's a real treat.

Rock turns in a subtle but effective performance while Kerry Washington and Gina Torres are great as his dual love interests. Steve Buscemi is perfectly cast as Rock's philandering co-worker and steps in frequently for literal comic relief.

'Wife's' a decent movie with a good message and unlike several films I've seen this year, I can actually watch this one again.


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