102 Min | Drama – Romance | October 2008
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Director: Christian Molina
Starring: Belen Fabra, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Llum Barrera
Diary of a Nymphomaniac Review: Diary of a Sex Addict is a tale of a nymph and her sordid past. To some, it is a soft core erotica, while to the rest it might just be an European art-house movie with sex as the selling point. Christian Molina has done a great job in churning the movie based on the best selling novel. However, sex is not everyone’s addiction. The story of Diary of a Nymphomaniac, begins with Valere (Belen Fabra), a university graduate who holds a well paid job, indulges in sex. Confessing to her grandma on her sexual desire for any man she met, she learned a valuable lesson from her grandma on searching for the path she wants in her life. She met Jaime, a young manager, who showers her with money and apartment. As their relationship develops, Jaime turns out to be a man who sees Valere as a morally loose woman. Out of job and heavily in debt, she choose prostitution, where it not only gave her a source of income, but also satisfy her thirst for lust.
The 95min drama promises loads of steamy erotica, but it did not cover much on Valere’s sordid past, and how she bravely faced her new future. The main focus is on Valere’s various sexual encounter, and how sex lead to various changes in her love life, such as boyfriend unable to satisfy her constant demand and her sexual behavior. Issues on Valera’s sexual life and needs can be easily understood, without much guessing needed, which one do not need to think much to watch Diary of a Nymphomaniac. However, it can be dull and draggy at some point. Diary can be easily compared with Lie With Me (2005), where it also depicts a young lady’s sexual encounter with her lover.
One do not need to think too much to enjoy the show. The simple and easy direct point with various steamy sex scenes can be easily understood. Diary of a Nymphomaniac is a good choice to spice up a boring afternoon if one wants something that can arouse their senses.