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Speaking of Sex (2001)

A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

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John McNaughton

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Gary Tieche
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Dr. Roger Klink
Melora Walters ... Melinda
Jay Mohr ... Dan
Nathaniel Arcand ... Calvin
Megan Mullally ... Jennifer Klink
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Dr. Emily Paige
Nick Offerman ... Sheriff Panghorn
Greg Pitts ... Deputy Trousdale
Daniel Libman ... Dr. Clark
Don MacKay ... Dr. Fromm
Paul Schulze ... Larry
Catherine O'Hara ... Connie Barker
Phil LaMarr ... Joel Johnson, Jr.
Bill Murray ... Ezri Stovall
Hart Bochner ... Felix
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A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

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Because life has its ups and downs...

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Comedy | Romance

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

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English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Falando de Sexo See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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$94,689
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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During an interview of Jay Mohr he stated that during take #2 of a court room seen where he was to choke James Spader, Bill Murray challenged him, "I Bet you can't clear that table, you got your feet on the table. Impress me." So during take #3 Mohr jumps and clears the table. After the seen Murray told him very calmly, "I knew you could do it, good job". See more »

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Dan: [reading from the pamphlet Dr. Paige handed him] Mas--mastering masturbation?
Dr. Emily Paige: Oh, it's a wonderful guide. Techniques, fantasy games, lubricants, all in historical context. Did you know that Edison was an avid masturbator? It's where he got his best ideas.
Dan: No, Edison stole his best ideas.
Dr. Emily Paige: Whatever. Maybe it was Einstein.
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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Quando me n'vo
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Published by Casaricordi-BMG Ricordi SPA
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Courtesy of Opus 1 Production Music Library
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Could have been a lot better..
27 January 2003 | by rudebuzztardSee all my reviews

I don't know exactly what went wrong with this movie, Bill Murray can do comedy, Jay Mohr was funny in Mafia, but I think it was the script that has messed this movie up big time. I know it's hard to make up good jokes, and all the good stuff has already been used in other movies, but is that really a reason to resort to sh***y sexual jokes? I mean, you can make BIG sexual jokes, that are almost revolting (the sperm gel used by cameron diaz in there is something about mary) but will freak people out and make them laugh, or you can do the other jokes.. and sadly they have chosen for the save path. These jokes are weak, I have the idea that the writer is a bit afraid of sex himself, and tries to write the trauma away with this dreadful story.

But enough about the story what about the cast? lot of semi-great names, but no real big names, that is not a shame, I think the actors did pretty good considering the script that was given them. None of them are truly great, Lara Boyle is candy for the eye as usual, but nothing more. The characters are just flat, no crazy persons (a good comedy must have a weird or crazy person in my opinion) they are all at the same level. Even a veteran like Bill Murray delivers a meagre performance. Almost like the director said "people! don't try to be too funny" they seem to be held back by something.

And last, but not least, the directing. I think the director did a good job I like the short flashback thing were he let's the picture slide into the screen. Also the "private eye and victim woman" telephone conversation with 2 other people was brought very good. The director did his best and made a movie what was a 4 out of 10 into a 5 out of ten.. so 5/10, maybe nice for the die hard Murray fans. But not very funny.


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