You Can't Hurry Love (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 January 1988 (USA)
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A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Kellogg
Chuck Hayes
Lu Leonard ...
Miss Frigget
David Packer ...
Mr. Glerman
Kelly Bones
Macie Hayes
Judy Balduzzi ...


A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film shows the many women who seduce our hero, until he finally finds his true love... Written by Ari Herzog <>

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Can Eddie find the perfect date... or will he have to settle for love? See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

20 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Greetings from L.A.  »

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$333,152 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Remake of Video Valentino (1986) See more »


Written and Performed by Michael Peppe
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Strong Cast and Charm Help Assembly-Line Film
20 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Packer wants to find success, love, and his path in sunny California. Leaving his parents and home behind, he goes to live with a friend (Scott McGinnis.) The whole plot of the film is his experience of joining a dating service "Love Connection"-style and hooking up with supposedly nice girls and the quandaries they put him in. For such an obviously simple film, it has enough charm to make you relax and feel at home. This is not terribly inspired or original, but you get to see plenty of 1980s stars, such as David Leisure, Kristy McNichol, Sally Kellerman, Charles Grodin, Anthony Geary, Lu Leonard, Frank Bonner, Merete van Kemp (from Dallas and TV miniseries) and Bridget Fonda. I don't usually read other reviews, but I agree with a lot of them when I say "I ashamedly admit to enjoying and liking most of it." It's so unpretentious and is not in your face with crude jokes like others of its kind. In other words, this is better than it has any right to be, given the likable and down-to-earth lead actor and colorful and professional supporting players. The director rightly made a who's who cast to keep the viewer interested. While this is peppered here and there with some skin scenes for those who enjoy that sort of thing, on the whole, this is a better than usual 1980s film about a guy trying to find love.

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