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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.

Director:

Chris Rock

Writers:

Chris Rock (screenplay), Louis C.K. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Rock decided to direct the film after Steven Spielberg recommended to Rock that he should direct his own films. See more »

Goofs

Chris Rock's character took off his ring in the elevator before cheating, but when he sees his reflection in the mirror with the tie on his head, his ring is on his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Nikki Tru: Hi it's Nikki. Sorry I missed your call but remember, "Love is God. God is Love." Peace.
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Connections

Remake of Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Country Livin' (The World I Know)
Written by Esthero and Martin Daniel McKinney
Performed by Esthero
Courtesy of WORK/Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Boring married life ... and then Temptation
3 June 2008 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

... And, it's Chris Rock at center. The movie was amusing to watch. There are some good laugh-out-loud moments, but it was mostly interesting because of his edgy narration throughout the movie. We hear his inner thoughts and clever wit - and we wait to see if he (a married man) will eventually give in to the endless temptation of a female friend.

Here's the setup: Rock plays a banker who has an effectively empty marriage ... his wife is focused on raising their two kids and is at the point of shunning any kind of physical intimacy. Out of the blue, a female friend from his past shows up and is pretty much everything his wife is not ... he can never say 'no' to meeting her, but where is it leading? Watching Chris kind of narrate his thoughts and feelings was fun to watch. All the other characters are kind of 1-dimensional, but they are so well acted, they are interesting to watch.

Whether or not you're a Chris Rock fan, this movie is pretty good based on its own merits: it's funny and insightful.


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