Love Hurts (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 November 1990 (UK)
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The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Weaver
Susan Volcheck
Ruth Weaver
Karen Weaver
Mary Griffin ...
Sarah Weaver
Tom Allen ...
David Weaver (as Thomas Allen)
Jo Livingston ...
Harold Whipkey
Annabelle Weenick ...
Miriam Whipkey
Matt Carlton ...
Doug Whipkey (as Matthew Carlton)
Eve Smith ...
Grandma Whipkey
Jack Willis ...
Danny Volcheck
Billy Volcheck


The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

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A big comedy about life's little heartaches. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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9 November 1990 (UK)  »

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A Dor do Amor  »

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Jonathan Demme was initially attached to the project but he left when he couldn't get any interest or backing, especially when Demme's first choice for lead was Nick Nolte. See more »


References 21 Jump Street (1987) See more »


Performed by Earl Thomas Conley
Written by Bob McDill and Paul Harrison
Courtesy of RCA Records
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It hurts to watch this film, but Jeff Daniels is very good
8 January 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Paul (Jeff Daniels) is a womanizer. It ruined his marriage, as his wife divorced him about one year ago. He is repentant, naturally, but just can't seem to stop chasing the females. Going home to Pennsylvania for a wedding, he encounters his ex-wife, his children, his dotty mother, his alcoholic father, and the bride, his jittery sister. While waiting for the wedding to occur, Paul and his family go through one trial after another. Paul even makes passes at one of the bridesmaids. Will he ever learn? This film is so tuned to reality that it is a downer to watch. Daniels gives an outstanding performance as the likable guy with big flaws. Sikes also does a fine job as the ex-wife with a lot of baggage. The ending strives to approach a more upbeat tone. Fans of Daniels will want to see this work. All other viewers should be cautioned that it is not a romantic comedy. It is a dark comedy at best, with the happy romance vibes registering a zero on the love meter.

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