FRANCE, BELGIUM • COMEDY - ROMANCE • 88 MINS • 2014 • M
Director Tonie Marshall (Venus Beauty) returns to the big screen with this high concept tale in which true love is torpedoed by an over-active libido, or two…
Patrick Bruel (from our 2013 Festival What’s In A Name?) is Lambert, an ex-sex addict turned marriage counsellor who hires the sultry, sex-mad Judith (Sophie Marceau, also seen in this year’s Festival film, Chance Encounter) as his assistant. Lambert’s self-imposed celibacy is sorely tested by Judith who is determined to add him to her long string of conquests.
This comedic (and mostly fully clothed) romp is a pure delight, driven by Marceau’s alluring performance as the seductive siren intent on derailing Lambert’s newfound realisation that love must come before sex.
Marshall’s lively script, co-written with Erwan Augoyard and Sophie Kovess-Brun, is littered with quotable one-liners and laughs. In the end, Sex, Love And Therapy is a cheeky tale of those having too much of a good thing.
PLEASE NOTE: Film screened in French with English subtitles