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The Players review

A series of short stories about infidelity.

Sexually suggestive posters for The Players were banned in Paris.

Sadly, that’s the single most interesting thing about this crude comedy anthology, comprising six infidelity-themed shorts, all starring The Artist himself, Jean Dujardin (who also co-wrote).

True, Sandrine Kiberlain’s repressed sex therapist and Guillaume Canet’s ridiculously coiffed adulterer raise laughs.

It’s telling that only one of the shorts ( La Question , in which a married couple confess to cheating on each) is directed by a woman; greater female input might have alleviated the film’s tiresome chauvinism.

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