This 1979 French sex comedy, written and directed by Patrick Schulmann, intercuts the stories of three different couples, which the film didactically labels “phallocratic,” “romantic,” and “tender.” The male phallocrat is amusingly obnoxious—he attempts to seduce women in rhyme. But only the “tender” couple is meant to be seen positively—and they’re a little bit boring. The film is good for a few laughs, most of them generated by artificial situations that seem constructed solely for the sake of humor—and that give the work a calculated, mechanical feel. Schulmann’s intercutting is similarly manipulative, a consequence not of moral or psychological insights but of timing, of attempts to get yuks.