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My Wife Is An Actress Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Terence Stamp

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MY WIFE IS AN ACTRESS (Ma femme est une actrice) is a French movie written and directed by Yvan Attal in 2001.

Yvan, a sports journalist, is married to Charlotte, a film actress. When she moves from Paris to London in order to shoot her new movie, Yvan becomes jealous and unmanageable. He can't bear to see Charlotte shoot naked scenes and kiss actors on screen. Charlotte, tired of explaining to Yvan that her job implies such scenes, starts to flirt with her new partner Terence Stamp while Yvan is in Paris. Meanwhile, Yvan attends theatre classes in order to experiment by himself the real feelings felt by an actor during a love scene.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Art imitates life in this French romantic comedy. Yvan (Yvan Attal, who also wrote and directed the film)is a journalist, happily married to a famous actress, Charlotte (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Attal's real-life spouse.) However, Attal begins to suspect that Charlotte's been cheating on him. Growing increasingly jealous, Yvan follows Charlotte to London where she happens to be hving a steamy romance with an attractive older man (Terence Stamp). Yvan, arriving as a big love scene is about to be filmed, hurls unfounded accusations of infidelity at Charlotte. The two of them then try to iron out the difficulties in their relationship.
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   Paris Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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