A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Richard spends most of the film objectifying women -- from beautiful passengers on the commuter train to cleavage-baring sales clerks and waitresses. Every beautiful woman is seen as a tease, flaunting her obvious sexuality -- except, of course, for Brenda. Nikki says that Richard has "n----r ears," because he listens to songs by black musicians.
Violence & Scariness
Richard gets a thorough beat-down from Nikki's thuggish ex-boyfriend.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Although there's very little actual sex -- just one scene of foreplay when the camera lingers on a woman in a bra and thong panties -- there's plenty of sexual banter: "I can't wait to suck your d--k," "Are you still f--king?," "She's like a work of art I'd like to mount," etc.
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Do you even have to wonder? Like Rock's stand-up routine, the movie has plenty of profanity, from racial terms like the "N" word and "cracker" to dozens of "f--k"s and its derivatives. There's also a lot of sex talk, like "d--k" and "p---y."
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Products & Purchases
More product placements than usual: Chopard watches, Porsche convertible, Volvo station wagon, iPods, and Saks Fifth Avenue, to name just a few. And, of course, Viagra.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Viagra might as well have received its own film credit since it's so heavily featured as the drug of choice for George and, later, Richard. Nikki also smokes incessantly, even in smoke-free places, and Richard gets drunk at a Manhattan nightclub. Two couples have wine at dinner.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, like Chris Rock's popular stand-up routines (think HBO, not Saturday Night Live), this comedy contains graphic sexual banter and innuendo. Rock plays a successful, sex-starved husband who fantasizes about every attractive woman who passes by. When a super-sexy beauty from his past shows up with come-hither looks, he obsesses about her availability. The temptation to commit adultery -- even when depicted by a usually hilarious comedian like Rock -- isn't exactly kid- or teen-friendly material. There's no actual sex, but Rock's character definitely has sex on the brain. And he swears up a storm, too. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
In a few scenes, Rock is every bit as funny as his (often racy) stand-up material. But despite the occasional laugh-out-loud moments, I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE is never as consistently edgy or witty as the comedian's tightly written routines. There are a few controversial comments (apparently if you have too much Motown and R&B on your iPod, you have "n----r ears") and original songs (like the rap "F--k the Cracker") -- but not the smart observational humor viewers might expect.
While Rock is definitely an A-list comedian, there's not much here that's on a par with the movie's original source, cerebral French New Wave classic Chloe in the Afternoon.
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