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  • Summary: Autobiographical filmmaker Caveh Zahedi has made a cult career of his unabashed willingness to be vulnerable on camera. I Am a Sex Addict, a comic reconstruction of his ten-year struggle with sex addiction, is one of his most ambitious, hilarious confessions yet. (IFC Films)
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. There's no other film like it. It's embarrassingly frank and self-revealing, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, sometimes both.
  2. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    80
    Caveh Zahedi's one-of-a-kind movie--a funny, inventive, ground-shifting hybrid of essay film, mea culpa, and pathological real-life romantic farce--aims for truth by wrecking its own verisimilitude.
  3. Although there's nothing funny about addiction, Zahedi - a thin, bug-eyed fellow with the air of an R. Crumb sad sack - brings wit and self-deprecation to his tale of obsession and woe.
  4. A confessional film that's almost too confessional--is like getting buttonholed by a casual acquaintance at a party and then subjected to a flood of highly intimate revelations that just don't stop.
  5. 63
    Zahedi has been compared to Woody Allen, and he shares Allen's neurotic sense of entitlement and navel-gazing fascination with his own sexual peccadilloes. Whether you find either man funny or infuriating depends in large part on whether you identify more with their narcissistic quests for self-knowledge or the collateral damage left in their wakes.
  6. 60
    This film is an inevitable product of our age, and enjoyable, right up to whatever your ickiness threshold is.
  7. 25
    Now that even Woody Allen has stopped making "Woody Allen movies," you would think that wannabes would move on, too.

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  1. TracyR.
    Apr 15, 2006
    7
    A minor masterpiece of tone.

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