My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, Marianne Denicourt, Chiara Mastroianni, Denis Podalydès, Roland Amstutz

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MY SEX LIFE... OR HOW I GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT (Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle)) is a French movie written and directed by Arnaud Desplechin in 1996. Mathieu Amalric earned the 1997 French Academy award in the Most Promising Actor category for this film.
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Paul Dedalus is teaching philosophy and is not in a hurry to write his thesis mainly because he is too busy to manage his sex life. For ten years now, Paul is going out with Esther but both, although they sincerely love each other, hang out at quarreling each time they are socializing. Paul is also in love with Sylvia, his best friend Nathan's girl-friend, but his principles forbid him from betraying Nathan. Now, after having just definitively broken up with Esther, he starts a new affair with the domineering Valérie.

These sexual experiments and also the numerous philosophical conversations (the movie lasts almost 3 hours) Paul has with his friends will little by little change him emotionally, drive him to complete his thesis and, finally, let him deal with women in a more adult way.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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