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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex - 1972
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le sexe sans jamais oser le demander
Was Sie schon immer über Sex wissen wollten
Run Time: 87 minutes
Have you ever read Dr. David Reubens question-and-answere sexual digest? This film is loosely based on his sex manual. "Everything You..." is a collection of short films, which are very loosely based on some of the chapters from the book. Each episode takes a concept from a specific chapter, and runs with it.
A collection of vignettes, loosely based on the book by Dr. David Rueben, written and directed by Woody Allen, Everything contains some very funny moments. It's easy to forget that the cerebral Allen excelled at the type of broad, Catskill, dirty jokes and visual gags that run amok here. It's also remarkable how dirty this 1972 movie really was--bestiality, exposure, perversion, and S&M get their moments to shine.
The Woody Allen here, who appears in many of the sketches, is a portent of the seedy old Allen of Deconstructing Harry. Although the final bit, which takes place inside a man's body during a very hot date, is hilarious, most of Everything feels like the screen adaptation of a '70s bathroom joke book. Still, a must for Allen fans.
--Keith Simanton from Amazon.com
Release Date: August 6, 1972 (USA) June 28, 1973 (Sweeden), August 24, 1973 (Finland)
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