I Am A Sex Addict
I Am A Sex Addict (2006)

On the eve of his third wedding, documentary filmmaker Caveh Zahedi bravely turns the camera on himself to explore his decade-long addiction to sex in an autobiographical tale of personal peccadillo featuring animation from Waking Life… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 12, 2006
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Candor wins points almost anywhere, and that's what Zahedi has, in spades.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

... Zahedi tries to construct a narrative from his epic bad behavior, presumably for the purpose of shedding light on something. What this is remains mysterious after a single viewing, but not so mysterious as to inspire a second.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The movie nonetheless can't sustain the thin interest of a man's obsession with outlaw fellatio.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

That self-indulgent documentary form, the biographical essay film, earns its most onanistic installment ever.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

... while some may bail early, those who stay to the end are likely to dwell on Zahedi's unwavering (some would say unrelenting) belief in his own artistry, as well as the film's many funny, quotable lines ...

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

This strange little movie is a mixed bag, hard to eagerly recommend but also hard to completely dismiss.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The narrowness of [Zahedi's] sexual repertoire is the springboard for a charming and boundless homemade sort of filmmaking.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The filmmaker's ability to at once mock himself and consider his dilemma with compassion transforms an otherwise smarmy tale into something honest and insightful.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

a fun and unique movie that isn't soon forgotten

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
A fascinating watch as we see one man use film making as a kind of therapy. This has probably been done before, but never so openly. Zahedi is an honest and… More
Dean McKenna
Interested autobiographical documentary of a writer-director-recovering sex addict Caveh Zahedi in his past nasty and pervert life.
Arash Xak
It's like something between documentary & mockumentary with a Woody Allen-ish kind of humour, Sometimes annoying sometimes funny sometimes… More
Chosen 718
Weird film but entertaining and hilarious at times...
Keysha H
Surprising good story. And it seems this is also and autobiographical endeavor. The director narrates, and tell you about his problems with women..and himself.… More
Barry Lappin
and me.........

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