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  • Summary: Inspired by Breillat's own experiences, Sex is Comedy explores the mysteries and humor of social manipulations, sex and power within the confines of a feature-film set. (IFC Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Shows a beguiling aptitude for self-mockery in the pursuit of polemic.
  2. 80
    Those who are already in her (Breillat) camp will find much to feed on in this at once intellectualized and accessible, documentary-style peek inside the head of a passionately driven woman and artist.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    A rigorous and bracingly charming movie about moviemaking.
  4. It feels too self-satisfied, but the prickly personalities and relationships have the ring of experience.
  5. 63
    Sex Is Comedy is not sure what it's really about, or how to get there; the director is seen as flighty and impulsive, the situations seem like set-ups, and we never know what the Actor and Actress are really thinking -- or if thinking has anything to do with it.
  6. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    50
    A not terribly creative movie about the creative process.
  7. Annoying, soporific and singularly humorless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 19, 2008
    9
    wow I saw this on IFC and this movie had such a good bulid up all the way for the last scene and it payed off, yes you cant watch if you have wow I saw this on IFC and this movie had such a good bulid up all the way for the last scene and it payed off, yes you cant watch if you have the attention span of a 3 year old but overall I loved this film and is one of my all time favs. Expand
  2. PatC.
    Jun 14, 2007
    4
    The premise was enticing, but the presentation was not engaging. Most of the time the script called for the actors to portray the emotional The premise was enticing, but the presentation was not engaging. Most of the time the script called for the actors to portray the emotional range of a tomato, and they delivered. Expand
  3. JefferyS.
    Nov 4, 2007
    1
    One of the most insufferable movies I've ever sat through half of. Was this a comedy? It certainly wasn't dramatic.

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