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Jean Dujardin is markedly less charming than his silent-movie star in The Artist in these seven crass short films about male infidelity.

The most notable vignettes involve an excruciating sales weekend where Dujardin's obnoxious would-be cheater pursues every woman in his hotel, and a married couple being "honest" about their affairs in the best segment (the only one directed by a woman). It's not a patch on any of Woody Allen's sex comedies. In fact, in the main, this French portmanteau is a deeply unfunny, vaguely misogynistic mess.