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 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* 

What grade would you give this film?
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 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* 
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972) is Woody Allen's fourth film, consisting of a series of short sequences loosely inspired by Dr. David Reuben's book of the same name.

The film was an early smash for Allen, grossing over $18 million in the U.S. alone against a $2 million budget.

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A review is pointless. Instead some IMDB quotes to highlight its brilliance.

Woods County Sheriff: [on radio] Be on the look out for a large female breast.
Victor Shakapopulis: It's about a 4000 with an X-cup.
Woods County Sheriff: About a 4000 with an X-cup.

Dr. Bernardo: Here I'm studying premature ejaculation in a hippopotamus.
Victor Shakapopulis: How often does that problem come up with a hippo?
Dr. Bernardo: Here I'm forcing a man to have intercourse with a large rye bread. They're getting on famously! Here I'm going to take the brain of a lesbian and put it into the body of a man who works for the telephone company.
Victor Shakapopulis: But why? What good will this do anybody?
Dr. Bernardo: It'll show those fools who called me mad!

Divorce Court Judge: The defendant did commit an adulterous act with a sheep - most distasteful in view of the fact that the sheep was under 18 years old.

And many more IMDB doesn't have.

I really did love Woody's loopy 70s crop, this was one of the best/

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After the giant breast is caught, Woody says something like "I'm not so sure we're safe. These things usually travel in pairs."

It's been years since I've seen this, but there are some great bits. Gene Wilder is excellent...

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Another great Allen picture, but definitely the weakest of the "early, funny" period.

The last two segments (monster movie parody and the sperm stuff) are unparalleled. But the first few are uneven.

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This was, pretty easily, my favorite film on my Woodyland trek thus far. It's a collection of 7 skits over really a film, but I thought the experience as a whole was pretty hilarious and brilliant. It's interesting comparing this to Bananas, I think in terms of the script and pure jokes if you will, Bananas has a lot more, but I think this film manages to be funnier because of its timing and visual jokes, Woody is starting to realize people don't need to talk to be funny, and sometimes they're funnier if they don't. Like the scene where Gene Wilder hears the sheep story... the awkward silence after had me bawling. I also think this film took a step up in terms of its actors, there's some seriously awesome performances here, as well as in the editing and cutting, he's actually starting to utilize his camera here.

Running through the skits:

"Do Aphrodesiacs Work?", or Woody plays a medeival fool trying to bang the Queen - Gets the film off to a bit of a slow start... It seems to rely on a lot of non-jokes, where he's playing the least funny jester in the kingdom. The physical humor with the chastity belt and in the bedroom is alright, but for the most part the skit doesn't take off.

"What is Sodomy?", Gene Wilder in love with a sheep - Totally brilliant. Covers the love affair formula perfectly, but above all else, you get to see Gene Wilder in love with a sheep! And he knocks it out of the park, his little facial expressions throughout are pure gold.

"Why Do Some Women have Trouble Having an Orgasm", Italian-esque skit about sparking up a sex life by doing it in public - The torrent I got had no subtitles for some reason, or maybe that was intentional? I dunno. Either way, while I got the gist of it, without knowing what they were saying I was detached. In that sense my least favorite.

"Are Transexuals Homosexuals?", man steals dress at a dinner party and then gets mugged - It's entertaining enough in an sitcom ridiculing way, but not my favorite overall.

"What is a sexual pervert", game show about secret fetishes - Too short to really register like some of the best ones, but still funny. Seeing a super young Regis was neat.

"Are the Findings of Doctors Who Do Sexual Reserach Accurate", sex horror mansion and giant tit... don't ask me to explain it any more than that - Unbelievably awesome. A perfect spin on the horror mansion and monster flicks, John Carradine is so, so brilliant. The experiments and lines in his mansion are just

"What happens during ejaculation", sex as a mission control base - The most famous from the movie, and one of the best. Perfect timing going to and from all the different parts, absolutely one of the funniest and most well cut sequences I've seen in Woody's library.

I love this movie! As for the grade, I'd probably give it 4.5/5 overall just from the enjoyment of the full experience, but breaking it down the Gene Wilder, giant tit, and ejaculation sequences are absolute 5s (more like 6s really), while the rest are probably 2s or 3s. But those three skits make it absolutely worth it.


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*But Were Afraid to Ask

Interesting but weird. The segment entitled What Happens During Ejaculation? was very good, but the rest was pointless and largely unfunny (a few humorous lines). It's a shame because I adore Allen. This will make me think twice before watching some of his other [older] movies I've had on my list like Manhattan.

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This is very different from Manhattan, which is a much more grounded, slice-of-life comic drama.

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Yeah, this is what I imagine. I'll watch Manhattan. Hopefully it is more like the brilliant Annie Hall.

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