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Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  13 November 1992 (USA)
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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. 9", 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. 9", 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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Paul is handcuffed to a wooden chair in the police station. After the mob chasing Marisa goes through the police station leaving Paul alone, he goes out to the street where he breaks apart the chair leaving the handcuffs still visible on his wrist. He takes an abandoned car to return to Diane's wedding where he gets out of the car and the handcuffs are gone. See more »

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Paul Matthews: Hey, what do you think of those pretzels?
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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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Written by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (as Bert Brecht)
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Started well, but loses steam in second half
19 August 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I almost convinced myself that this was a good movie, but after giving it some thought, this is average at best. Things start out well, as the two leads take full advantage of the potion, but then the film bogs down and becomes too formulaic. Much of the second half of the film is hopelessly predictable, and is routine in the extreme. Things remain conventional right to the end, when the obvious conclusion takes place. The leads are both likable, and the there are several funny moments, but the best comedic bits are in the first half. The thoroughly unoriginal second half left a bitter taste in my mouth, and that made it too standard to recommend.


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