Box Office - 07/01/2002
"...[Gainsbourg is] natural and eminently watchable here, while Stamp is spot-on....In a more expansive performance, Attal is an engaging regular guy..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/12/2002
"...What gives MY WIFE IS AN ACTRESS its extra juice is the natural energy exchange between the spirited real-life couple, who conjure the sort of credibly warm interplay that is hard to fake..."
New York Times - 07/12/2002
"...A terrifically deft picture about the thick line that separates movie glamour from the real world....Ms. Gainsbourg is a winning performer..."
Total Film - 10/01/2002
"...Pleasant and entertaining..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/19/2002
"...Charming....With every detail in this clever peekaboo, the sly filmmaker dangles the possibility that fiction is fact..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2003
MY WIFE IS AN ACTRESS is a clever French comedy from Yvan Attal, who directs, produces, and stars in the film. Jealous and paranoid, Yvan (Attal) is the husband of Charlotte (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a popular young actress who is constantly being cast in starring roles opposite attractive and seductive male actors. This drives Yvan crazy. But because he loves her, he must let her pursue her career dreams. A sports writer who operates in a world that is equally exciting, if not quite as glamorous, Yvan's own career is always secondary to Charlotte's. When she travels to London to work on her latest film, sharing the screen with the studly older actor, John (Terence Stamp), Yvan makes furious and impulsive trips via Eurostar back and forth between Paris and London. He worries that his marriage with Charlotte will not withstand the weight of his heartache. Meanwhile, his sister (Noemie Lvovsky) and her husband (Laurent Bateau) face marital dilemmas of their own as they debate whether to circumcise the baby boy they're expecting. These story lines converge, resulting in some very funny moments and some heartfelt commentary on the difficulties of relationships. A strong soundtrack combines jazz and modern pop songs.
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Theatrical Release: JULY 12, 2002 (NY/LA)
This film was included in the 31st New Directors/New Films 2002 series presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Department of Film and Media of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.