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I Am Not an Easy Man

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

French romcom with hilarious twist; sex, swearing, drinking.

Movie NR 2018 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 15+


This is a bit mature for anyone under 15 or so, but having said that (and to echo other sentiments here) the movie is a refreshing look at role reversal without being creepy or milking the subject matter for abject sexualization. The movie was excellently made, the acting spot on, the videography and directing very well done, and the casting superb. In short, I really liked the movie very much, and heartily recommend for just about any occasion: movie night with friend/lover/spouse/older children, or alone and want to watch something good before turning in...go watch the movie, you won't be disappointed. The only disappointment is why this movie isn't more popular...

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age 12+

Thought provoking, humorous & True

Excellent film. Explores gender roles, sexism, feminism, and misogyny in a creative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This film balances humor with serious social issues. Recommend!
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (7 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

French director Eleonore Pourriat has assembled a talented cast and works with a sharp script to deliver a delicious spoof of social exploration, with hearty laughs and often painful truths. Stereotyping abounds, but it's meant to. Watch carefully lest you miss some of the film's most incisive moments. The attention to the smallest detail -- in a poker game a pair of queens beats two kings -- enhances the countless observations that bring the message home. Special kudos to Pierre Benezit as Christophe, Damien's BFF, for a nuanced, truly wonderful performance. Over the top at times, subtle when it needs to be, I Am Not an Easy Man refuses to indulge sentiment with a typical happy ending. No matter how obvious the lessons, some heroes (or anti-heroes) never do wake up. Highly recommended for mature audiences with just enough of a jaded sense of humor to find this comedy, which doubles as a sexual farce, irresistible.

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