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Tate Donovan, a geek biochemist with no luck at all with women, is persuaded by his friends to visit a gypsy, Madame Ruth. She gives him "Love Potion No. 8", an elixir which can potentially... See full summary »

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Tate Donovan, a geek biochemist with no luck at all with women, is persuaded by his friends to visit a gypsy, Madame Ruth. She gives him "Love Potion No. 8", an elixir which can potentially force anyone of the opposite sex to instantly fall in love with him. He shares the potion with his friend, Diane, and together they embark on a "scientific evaluation" that gets out of hand. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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$754,935 (USA)
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The sorority house that Tate Donovan enters for his "panty raid" is the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Georgia Tech. See more »

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The police are not in front of the mob that chases Marisa into the alley, but once in the alley they are leading. See more »

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Enrico Pazzoli: Has anyone ever told you how beautiful you are?
Diane Farrow: No. No one in their right mind.
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The names of the more than 300 extra's who chased Marisa through the city are mentioned in one large block of fine print. See more »

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THE MORE I SEE YOU
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
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Good for viewers seeking yet another romantic comedy
20 August 2003 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Paul (Tate Donovan) is a single, somewhat nerdy, biochemist who strikes out with women at every opportunity. Diane (Sandra Bullock) is a geeky fellow scientist who is not a hit with the guys, either. Hoping to change his luck, Paul goes to a gypsy and acquires a potion that will make him attractive to women. It works quite well. That's when Paul discovers he's in love with Diane. Diane, however, is also making use of the potion and is suddenly surrounded by suitors. Will Paul win the affections of Diane?

This is just a fair entry into the genre of romantic comedies. The two leads are likable but the plot is plodding in parts and detracts from the overall success of the film. Also, the movie has some funny moments but overall does not register high on the laugh-o-meter. The ending is predictable and somewhat satisfying yet just does not elicit great feelings of joy. Fans of Sandra Bullock will probably want to see this early example of her work. Others who are crazy about romantic comedies are likely to want to spend an evening with this film, too.


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