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|My Wife is an Actress|
Actors: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Terence Stamp, Noémie Lvovsky, Laurent Bateau
Director: Yvan Attal
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
A slight but appealing dramatic comedy, My Wife Is an Actress explores the marital downside of fame. It's about the hazards of being married to someone--in this case the fine French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, playing a ... more »
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Anick L. from COLUMBIA, SC
Reviewed on 10/13/2009...
It was one of those French movies where you have no idea where the story is going. Charlotte Gainsbourg is attractive. The movie seems a tad slow with a few comedic moments.
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Delightful - an escape from Hollywood
Qing Pan | New York, New York United States | 03/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this film. The story itself was nothing extraordinary, but it embodied the lovely sensitivity of French cinema. I liked it because it gave me a glance of French or European film industry that was so different from the glittery Hollywood. The actress in the film was portrayed as a real, sensible and normal person. I also realized after watching the film that the main characters were a real life couple and the husband was the director, which added another interesting layer to it. They did not even change their names in the film! I really liked the human qualities of this kind of production in comparison to the manufactured qualities of many commercial films. I felt that it was a collaboration of a group of young people whom were working with a modest budget. However, they have done a great job with the limited resources because they had something to say and they knew how to say it well. It was really about making art than making a product."
A delight! Vive le France!
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 04/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A thoroughly enjoyable and low-key French comedy featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg (daughter of avant-pop musician Serge Gainsbourg) and her real-life husband, actor-director Yvan Attal, as a young couple whose marriage is going through a rough patch. She is (get this...) "Charlotte," an actress who is a national celebrity, recognized and stopped on the street by autograph seekers and well-wishers, and he is Yvan, her more pedestrian hubby, a simple sports writer who finds himself increasingly irritated by and jealous of the demands of her profession. Terrance Stamp is slightly miscast as Charlotte's British co-star an aging film idol whose sex appeal piques Yvan's suspicions (Stamp is a little too unappealing and plays his character too broadly), but on the whole, this is a very funny, very human comic drama. Worth checking out!"
Yvan Attal's Love Letter to Charlotte Gainsbourg.
G. Merritt | Boulder, CO | 11/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No doubt Yvan Attal could write the book on being married to a beautiful French actress. Written and directed by Attal, My Wife is an Actress (Ma Femme est une actrice) is a French romantic serio-comedy starring Attal and his real-life wife, Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a struggling sports journalist (also named Yvan) who becomes insanely jealous when his beautiful actress wife (also named Charlotte) gets a part in a movie with a seductive older co-star (Terence Stamp). After Ivan is asked if he ever gets jealous watching his wife make love in the nude to another man on screen, he becomes unhinged with jealousy, turning the film into a charming meditation on the perils of fame on the French male ego. Meanwhile, Ivan's Jewish sister (Noemie Lvovsky) and her husband (Laurent Bateau) debate circumcising their baby boy. My Wife is an Actress is equally urbane, captivating, and entertaining.