I Am a Sex Addict Movie Review
I Am A Sex Addict. That's the title of the movie I'm reviewing right now, and what a great title it is! The movie takes a look at director Caveh Zehdi's own life, as he reenacts his obsession with prostitutes and his fight to stay loyal to a single woman. He goes through several wives and girlfriends, and many prostitutes, but does so in a very humorous and straightforward way. This is certainly one of the funnier and unique films of the year.
Zahedi plays both his past self and his narrator, and does a great job at it. The movie starts off with him explaining how he was in Paris one day when he noticed a bunch of prostitutes... but since he didn't have the budget to actually film in Paris, he asks the audience to just pretend that he is in Paris when he is actually in the U.S.
It's hard to explain exactly what works in "I Am A Sex Addict," but it just works. It's offbeat, and Zahedi's sarcastic and dry sense of humor clicks. His willingness to criticize and embarrass himself, while at the same time humanizing his character, makes the film as he manages to turn a character study into something quite funny. There are serious moments, but the majority of the film is certainly funny, and his stories about receiving blow jobs are especially entertaining (and his reactions to them).
Now out on DVD, there isn't much to the bonus features, but you can't expect much from a movie like this. Luckily, the feature film itself is worth at least a rental, as long as you aren't a prude.
"I Am A Sex Addict" comes highly recommended.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.