I Am A Sex Addict DVD: Review By Travis Young

An interesting and uniquely made film.
  • OVERALL
    1.0
    HORRIBLE
  • Feature
  • Extras
  • Replay Value
THE GOOD
An interesting and uniquely made film.
THE BAD
The film goes on for far too long without anything new happening.
THE FEATURE
I Am A Sex Addict is about the real life story of the director Caveh Zahedi who as you would have guessed, is a sex addict. Even constant sex with his own girlfriend isn't enough for him. He has to go out and get it from prostitutes as well. This of course conflicts with his relationship with his girlfriend and so he tries all ways possible to get rid of his obsession with prostitutes in order to keep his girlfriend.

This film is shot in a doc*mentary style and the thing that really makes it unique is that the director shoots the doc*mentary 20-some odd years after everything he's filming has already occurred and happened to him in real life. Instead of getting a younger actor to play himself, he just plays himself and tells us to just go along with and believe he's 20 years old. His girlfriends in the film are also actors, but are picked because of how eerily similar they look to his real life companions.
THE EXTRAS
Shooting I Am A Sex Addict

Here are three behind-the-scenes scenes that show the extremely unorthodox way this film was made. When the director is acting high off of mushrooms in one scene, he's really high. And when they're having sex, they're really completely naked on each other (one of them is actually drunk).
THE VIDEO
Fullscreen. As I said, the film is shot in a doc*mentary style so it looks like most other doc*mentary...cheap. The director also uses a lot of still images mixed with the live action.
THE AUDIO
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Subtitled in English and Spanish
THE PACKAGE
Standard DVD cover. The director and star of the film, Caveh Zahedi, is featured on the cover in a trance like state staring at a woman as the title identifies him as the sex addict.
THE FINAL WORD
I Am A Sex Addict is a one-of-a-kind film, but instead of coming up with some new ways to keep the audience interested, it just keeps repeating itself.

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