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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

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A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he's visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend.

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Chris Rock

Writers:

Chris Rock (screenplay), Louis C.K. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Richard Cooper
Kerry Washington ... Nikki Tru
Gina Torres ... Brenda Cooper
Steve Buscemi ... George
Edward Herrmann ... Mr. Landis
Welker White ... Mary
Samantha Ivers ... Tracy
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Teddy (as Michael K. Williams)
Cassandra Freeman ... Jennifer (as Cassandra F. Freeman)
Stephen A. Smith Stephen A. Smith ... Allan
Wendell Pierce ... Sean
Milan Howard Milan Howard ... Kelly Cooper
Roz Ryan ... Landlady
Christina Vidal ... Candy
Eliza Coupe ... Lisa
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Storyline

Brenda wears comfortable, cotton panties; Nikki wears sheer, lacy thongs. Richard Cooper is in the middle, with a good job in Manhattan, a house in the suburbs, and two cute children with Brenda, his intelligent, good-looking wife who's a teacher. But there's no sex in this seven-year marriage, so Richard's bored. Into the mix walks Nikki, a sexy, sassy, single friend he's not seen in years. Nikki has problems and finds a reason to stop at his office every day. He tries to help, they have some fun, and he doesn't mention Nikki to Brenda. His work and reputation suffer. Is he about to scratch the seven year itch? What choices does Richard have? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In marriage no one can hear you scream.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...kai apo do i gynaika mou See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,674,802, 18 March 2007

Gross USA:

$12,550,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,196,245
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film reunites 'Chris Rock' and 'Kerry Washington' from where they played love interests in the film 'Bad Company(2002)'. See more »

Goofs

When Richard comes home late after partying, he shuts the front door and the camera crew is visible in the reflection of the glass on the front door. See more »

Quotes

Richard Cooper: Life is about choice. We are the sum of our choices. And most of them are made for us. You can't choose when you're born. You can't choose where you are born. You can't choose your family. You can't even choose who you love. But you can choose how you love.
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Connections

Featured in Howard Stern on Demand: Chris Rock (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Table Dance
Written by Mascerlin Hines, Jr. and Charles Young, Sr.
Performed by Maestro
Courtesy of Pandisc Music Corp.
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Life Is Made of Choices
17 January 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The suburban middle class investment banker and family man Richard Cooper (Chris Rock) has been married for eight years with his wife Brenda (Gina Torres) and they have two children. Their marriage is in crisis due to the lack of sex, and Richard is feeling completely bored and dreaming on having sex everywhere with other women. When his sexy single friend Nikki Tru (Kerry Washington) that he has not seen since he was single stumbles in his office in Manhattan asking for a recommendation letter for a job, Chris has lots of fun with her, but he omits her visit to Brenda. Nikki visits Richard on the next afternoons, jeopardizing his position and making Richard rethink about his choices in life.

"I Think I Love My Wife" is an entertaining movie about a universal situation – the change of the sexual life between couples after years of marriage. Kerry Washington is extremely sexy and is perfect in the role of the smart single girl that uses her friendship seeking for fun. It is very pleasant to see the scenes with this gorgeous actress. Chris Rock plays a silly suburban character that fights for not cheating his wife. However the situations are inconsistent since Richard does not have sex with his wife and has daydreams with women; and when he meets a woman like Nikki he does not have sex with her? Brenda, performed by Gina Torres, is an unpleasant character with her denial of having sex. The moralist conclusion, with Richard and Brenda singing, is simply awful. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Acho Que Amo Minha Mulher" ("I Think I Love My Wife")


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