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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

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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>

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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 »

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Details

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Rock decided to direct the film after Steven Spielberg recommended to Rock that he should direct his own films. See more »

Goofs

When Richard comes home late after partying, he shuts the front door and the camera crew is visible in the reflection of the glass on the front door. See more »

Quotes

Richard Cooper: Life is about choice. We are the sum of our choices. And most of them are made for us. You can't choose when you're born. You can't choose where you are born. You can't choose your family. You can't even choose who you love. But you can choose how you love.
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Features Renovate My Place (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Country Livin' (The World I Know)
Written by Esthero and Martin Daniel McKinney
Performed by Esthero
Courtesy of WORK/Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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I think I'd like my money back
31 August 2007 | by KristineSee all my reviews

I was really looking forward to I Think I Love My Wife, I saw the commercial advertisement for the DVD and this movie looked like so much fun. So I finally got the rental and watched it this morning and I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with it. You know what lost the major points with me? Now, I know Chris Rock's humor, I know he likes to joke about the white man, but this movie just seemed to keep mentioning the white race which I wasn't impressed with. Just because if it were the other way around with a certain line like "Is your wife white?", now if it was a white woman saying "is your wife black?", most people would have been insulted. I'm just sick of the humor, it's getting old and we need to grow up. The story is just the typical man with a mid life crisis with a typical marriage, at the least the horror version.

Richard Cooper is a married man with two beautiful children, awesome job with good pay, a big house, sounds like the perfect life, right? Well, wrong! Him and his wife do not have sex any more and his life has become a bit predictable, that is until he meets and old crush, Nikki and temptation is knocking down the door. Richard plays naive at first acting completely oblivious to her moves, yet when he realizes what she's after, he just keeps hanging out with her risking his job that she visits constantly and family. But Richard tries to remain tough while living a life that he's already over since he's been married.

Over all, I Think I Love My Wife isn't a bad film, it just wasn't what I expected. The acting was fine, it was just the story that seemed unbalanced and not to mention the racial lines that were just unnecessary. So if you're looking to watch this film, I would say to give it a look, I think me taking those lines seriously is a bit much, but I'm just sick of that "humor", I think we need to grow past it if we want a better future, you know? But judge for yourself, other than what I mentioned, it's just an average mid life crisis movie, nothing more.

3/10


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