The Players review

A series of short stories about infidelity.

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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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