I Think I Love My WifeMarch 16, 2007
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.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 5.5/10 (9,831 voted)
Critic's Score: 49/100
Stars: Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Gina Torres
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?
Writers: Chris Rock, Louis C.K.
Michael Kenneth Williams
(as Michael K. Williams)
(as Cassandra F. Freeman)
Stephen A. Smith
In marriage no one can hear you scream.
Fox Searchlight [United States]|
Release Date: 16 March 2007
Filming Locations: Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Opening Weekend: $5,674,802
(18 March 2007)
Did You Know?
The film's tagline, 'In Marriage, No One Can Hear You Scream', is a play on the tagline for
Alien, which was, 'In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream'.
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.
Hi it's Nikki. Sorry I missed your call but remember, "Love is God. God is Love." Peace.
A typical middle class man faces a relatable crisis
I wasn't going to comment until I saw all the negative and I thought
unfair comments about this movie. I've always said that movies reviews
often show what's going on inside us as much as what's went on on the
screen. I for one was at first reluctant to see this movie because I
thought Chris Rock's other movie attempts were juvenile. But when I
read his announcement that this was his first "adult" movie, I became
interested. I appreciated that this was a slice of life movie. I heard
a complaint that there was no plot but since when does life present a
neatly contrived plot? The movie represented a period out a man's life,
a particularly rough patch in his marriage. It was exaggerated where it
needed to be for comic effect, which for me, I'm happy to say was very
successful, since most attempts at comedy leave me stone faced. In
general both my boyfriend and I have discriminating tastes in movies.
It's tough to surprise us, please us, make us laugh, while at the same
time presenting a realistic life issue that makes one think. This movie
did that. It wasn't strictly formula. My suggestion is to not
automatically believe the negative reviews. Don't even take my review
as gospel. But I think any movie that creates such divergent reactions
deserves a look. I would suggest you definitely check it out and decide