Cinema: Cleaning Up

MAMA, THERE'S A MAN IN YOUR BED

Directed and Written by Coline Serreau

Forget the awful American title that defaces this effervescent French comedy. Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed suggests the species of snickering sex farce that runs forever in Parisian and West End theaters. Coline Serreau originally named the film after her two star-crossed lovers: Romuald and Juliette. That title is simply fine.

The plot is complexity itself. Romuald (Daniel Auteuil) runs a yogurt company. He is having an affair with his secretary. His wife is having an affair with his assistant. The assistant botches a vat of...

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