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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The woman is married with children and the man is living with his girlfriend, but the main characters still sleep with each other. Then they collude with each other to lie to their respective partners about it. The film also seems to be saying that suicidal depression and loneliness are romantic.
Violence & Scariness
The man talks about killing himself and the two of them killing themselves together when they're old.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A woman and a man in other relationships sleep with each other. The woman's bare breasts are visible. There's lots of kissing and memories, depicted in a split screen of previous lovemaking as a younger couple. In one scene, a man's naked butt is visible.
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Scant cursing. Several uses of "f--k" and one use of "bulls--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The woman chain smokes. The man and woman drink some champagne.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the couple in this film are married to others, talk about how wrong it is to sleep together, but do it anyway. Then they collude to lie to each others' partners about what they've just done. The man also talks about killing himself out of loneliness and longing, which may be disturbing to some viewers. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Conversations with Other Women wants to be a condensed, sexed-up version of the moment Bogey and Bergman meet again in Casablanca. What it succeeds in is being an excellent character study in anti-romance -- it's not so much a love story as a cautionary tale of what happens when you can't get over your first love.
In arty conceit, director Hans Canosa shot his film entirely in split screen to illustrate the schism between the lives and the needs of the main characters. This device, and the film, are most effective during the love scenes. Bonham Carter and Eckhart are brilliant and believable, their easy intimacy and affection ringing true. But the dialogue is arch, like a play translated directly to film. In the end, Conversations will hold the interest of art film aficionados, but won't have them clamoring for more.
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