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I Am A Sex Addict (Comedy)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Main Program: C+



Sex comedy is not easy to do; especially now with the media and some music genres having their “minds in the gutter” and all somehow dodging actual sensuality.  Caveh Zahedi tries to pull off a Woody Allen-like tale of sorts with I Am A Sex Addict, a 2006 Comedy about how he becomes a sex addict and how absurd the situation gets as it gets worse.


The problem is that it wears thin quickly, often reminds us of too many better films or better scenes in good films (the sex addict group is no match for all the psychological groups Edward Norton goes to in David Fincher’s Fight Club, which gets more out of the situation) to the point that you wonder if this is leading to anything.  I give him points for boldness without going down the drain, but the comedy sometimes glosses over a deeper story to tell and the result is a flattened 99 minutes that eventually does not know when to end.  The ending does not work either.


The 1.33 X 1 image was shot on digital video of some sort that is not HD and likely has some kind of NTSC link.  The transfer here is on the detail challenged side, looking a generation down and only saved by some good moments of color.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is simple, dialogue-based with its endless first-person narration and has no surrounds.  The only extra is on the shooting of three scenes, but the feature might just be enough.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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