My Wife Is an Actress
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Paris can boast a population of 2,125,246. Of these 1,153,000 are women and 10,000 are actresses. Yvan, a young sports writer, is married to one who is very well known - Charlotte. They try to live a normal life, but her fame makes it difficult - autograph hunters interrupt their dinners, cops about to serve traffic summonses let them off with a warning and a smile when they recognize her, and impossible-to-get restaurant reservations magically appear when Charlotte makes the calls instead of Yvan. All this threatens and challenges his male ego, but Yvan is able to take her stardom in stride.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Attal pushes too hard to make this a comedy or serious drama. He seems to want both, but succeeds in making neither."
‑ Sid Adilman, Toronto Star
"The film's as witty as any subtitled movie has a right to be."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Quirky French films like this can either work really well or be absolutely intolerable. Thankfully, this proves to be a very enjoyable comedy about jealousy."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Never less than clever and often digs down into some uncomfortable realities about the strange lives of that odd species known as 'movie people.'"
‑ Tim Merrill, Film Threat
"It's the kind of movie that ends up festooning U.S. art house screens for no reason other than the fact that it's in French (well, mostly) with English subtitles and is magically 'significant' because of that."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"I found it slow, predictable and not very amusing."
‑ Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail
"It's Othello Lite -- minus that bit at the end about murder-suicide, but with every ounce of Shakespeare's insane emotion."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Both Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsborough are thoroughly appealing, as their unblinking honesty and openness shines through even the film's silliest bits."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"God help the poor woman if Attal is this insecure in real life: his fictional Yvan's neuroses are aggravating enough to exhaust the patience of even the most understanding spouse."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
"Starts off witty and sophisticated and you want to love it -- but filmmaker Yvan Attal quickly writes himself into a corner."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"My Wife Is an Actress is an utterly charming French comedy that feels so American in sensibility and style it's virtually its own Hollywood remake."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Little more than a frothy vanity project."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Attal's hang-ups surrounding infidelity are so old-fashioned and, dare I say, outdated, it's a wonder that he couldn't have brought something fresher to the proceedings simply by accident."
‑ Josef Braun, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
""My Wife is an Actress" blends elements of fiction and reality, shakes them up and hopes for the best."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Not only is this material slight, it also seems ridiculously padded."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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