• Released
  • June 5, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Comedy
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Sex Is Comedy Synopsis
Human relationships and the subtle ties between those who give orders and those who obey them.
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63
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Shows a beguiling aptitude for self-mockery in the pursuit of polemic.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A rigorous and bracingly charming movie about moviemaking.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
It's a sweet and light-hearted endeavor that shows Breillat isn't a one-trick pony.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
This is amusing, and even poignant in the final moments.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The film's central flaw is that the characters are haphazardly developed, and don't come across as more interesting than the props.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A strange creature, a narcissistic mock documentary.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Talky and mostly humorless, but interesting as a reflection of Breillat's experiences directing her own popular film "Fat Girl" in 2001.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
The "comedy" part of Sex is Comedy comes intentionally from cast-crew interaction.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Annoying, soporific and singularly humorless.
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Rated R | For Graphic Nudity and Dialogue and Strong Sexual Content