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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)
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  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. Breillat's first foray into comedy is playful, whip-smart and far breezier in both tone and look than the stylized gender polemics she's known for.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    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. This is amusing, and even poignant in the final moments.
  6. The "comedy" part of Sex is Comedy comes intentionally from cast-crew interaction.
  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
    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
    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
    One of the most insufferable movies I've ever sat through half of. Was this a comedy? It certainly wasn't dramatic.