I Think I Love My Wife

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Chris Rock
  1 nomination.
90 min


(rousing orchestral

fanfare playing)

(fanfare ends)

(gentle acoustic

melody playing)

(woman, backup singers singing)

Honey, you got the baby?

(singing continues)

Yeah, yeah, I got the...

I'll get the baby.

I thought you had him.

(baby crying)

(singing continues)

- ( crying)

Coming. Coming.


( crying)

(singing continues)

Daddy's got you.

Daddy's got you.

Where's my kiss?

Come on. Come on.

Come on. Come on.

(singing continues)

You're doing it wrong.

What are you talking about?

You don't even know what I'm doing.

I can tell by the cry.

Come on, take Kelly.

Come on, take Kelly.

I got this.

Go ahead.

Hey, my big boy... Hi.

(singing continues)


That's my big boy.

Oh, yes...

Hi, I'm Richard Cooper.

And that's my wife Brenda.

We have two incredible

children, Brian and Kelly.

We've been married

close to seven years.

My wife is beautiful,


and a great mother.

It's the perfect life.

There's just one problem. :

- I'm bored out of my f***ing mind.

- (singing ends)

Now, I'm sure I'd have

a much rosier outlook on life

if my wife and I

actually had sex,

but there always

seems to be something wrong.

No, my face hurts.

It's not your birthday.

We both work, we're both tired,

but that's no excuse.

To be honest, I don't know

how much more of this I can take.

Richard, do you think

perhaps you work too much?

Oh, no, no, no.

L-I work, too. I do.

But I come home from work, and

I have to take care of the kids,

and I have to take care of you.

And frankly, I'm tired.

I'm tired.

Too tired to wear

a nice pair of panties?

What's wrong with my panties?

They're huge!

You know, the biggest thing

on a pair of panties

should be the tag.

That's all I want to see:

Tag and ass.

Tag and ass!

You see? You see?

- This is what I'm talking about.

- Mm-hmm.

You see how insensitive he is?

You know, Brenda,

maybe I'd be more sensitive

if you'd have sex with me.

It seems like the only time

she wants to have sex with me

is to make a baby.

The only time you want

to make a baby with me

is to have sex.

That doesn't make any sense!

Well, that's because I'm tired!

Now we're making progress.

I hated that therapist.

She wasn't married

and didn't have any kids.

You know,

when you're on a plane,

you kind of want a pilot

with more experience than you.

But maybe that's just me.

Now, what I can't figure out

is how can my wife

not have sex with me,

and then send me out

into a world with so many

beautiful women?

That's like dropping me

into the ocean

and expecting me to not get wet.

I mean, every single woman

that I see

I have an imaginary

relationship with.

Like this one.

Ah, she's got beautiful lips.

But if we got married,

how long would it be

before I got tired of those lips?

How long would it be

before those lips

called me an a**hole?

And look at her.

What a smile.

She looks happy now,

but if I was married to her

for eight years,

I'djust be thinking about

that phone bill.

I don't know.

And look at her.

Look at those eyes,

those cheekbones.

She's like a painting...

a painting I'd love to mount.

No matter where my head is,

when I get to Manhattan, I'm fine.

I love the city, rats and all.

I love myjob.

I'm an investment banker

at a mid-size firm.

I'm one of the only blacks

at the company.

As a matter of fact,

there are so few blacks here,

I think I know every black

person that works for the firm.

Morning, Pam.

Howdy, Mr. Cooper.

Morning, Ron.

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Chris Rock

Christopher Julius Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO. He developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009), which was based on his early life. Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 and the 88th in 2016. He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth-greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth-greatest stand-up comic. more…

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