Addicted to Love details
|Starring:||Remak Ramsay, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Tchéky Karyo, Jacqueline Heinze, Kelly Preston, Dominick Dunne, Maureen Stapleton, Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Matthew Broderick|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Rom-Coms, Broken Hearts, Crazy Stupid Love, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Romance/Bromance|
Addicted to Love
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Sep 1998|
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Two jilted lovers, an ...By John#53 from TELFORD , 08 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Two jilted lovers, an astronomer and a one-time biker chick, team up to spy on their involved exes only to fall in love with each other.
Although this twisted romance possesses the soul and edgy atmosphere of an independent film it does not quite have the conviction.
While having their former lovers under surveillance, Sam and Maggie interact deeply and honestly yet ignore their actual camaraderie for the false but fascinating one they create with their exes.
The movie is filled with really innovative shots and use of light, both in the actual making of the movie and within the plot. I don't want to give anything away, but the shot with the paint roller is my favorite in a long time.
The situations may be unusual, but all the characters behave and react with utter loyalty to the internal logic of the world freshman director Griffin Dunne has created.
It is funny and engaging, full of genuine honesty cleverly edited into a satisfying tale. There are so many oportunities for this movie to make the wrong choices and I was overjoyed that those pitfalls were avoided.
Karyo, best known for playing stolid types in art-house hits such as La Femme Nikita 1991, displays a surprising gift for physical farce and manages the English language with finesse. ``Why would I have sex with a hamburger when I can make love to a steak?'' he tells a suspicious Linda, trying to assure her he's not unfaithful.
Ryan is cast as a borderline psychotic named Maggie for whom love means never having to cry. Wearing a battered bomber jacket, aviator goggles, a knowing sneer, and eyeshadow that might have been applied with a pushbroom, she's the perfect Greenwich Village vision of a woman scorned. Cuddling and grinning are not on her agenda, and she pulls it off well, showing her acting versatility. It is definitely not her typical typecast role, and we love her more for it.
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'Addicted To Love'By a customer from Ely , 23 Jan 2009ok. worth watching i would say.
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boringBy Hayley Read from england , 21 Jan 2009was bored out of my head watching this, if your a rom-com fan then you might enjoy, everyone else steer clear
Life's a gasBy a customer from Southampton , 17 Jan 2009Good comedy with some fun angles. Light hearted look at what can go wrong and how not to deal with it. Keeps moving and brings a smile.
Amusing film but took some time to get goingBy a customer from Farnborough , 16 Dec 2008The story line was so obvious with the inevitable obvious ending. Having said that, there were still a few surprises along the way.
Two jilted lovers get together to reak revenge and end up falling for each other themselves. I have not given anything away with that as it is so obvious - as I have already said.
There are some real funny moments, but you have to wait a while for the film to get going before you get to them.
The photography and use of light is very well done. There is one section where white paint and a roller is used to fantastic effect - you will know what I mean when you see it.
I felt it could have worked a lot better - which is why it only achieved 3 stars.
A good film, but nothing special.
I would definitely recommend it, but only for a single viewing.
slow start but goodBy a customer from Normanton , 26 Nov 2008sat watching this with partner pretending not to b paying attention. slow start but in the end both ended up seeing the film