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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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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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In the police station, when Paul is handcuffed to his chair, the railings of the camera can be seen on the floor. Policemen walking by are even jumping over them. The railings disappear between shots. See more »

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Paul Matthews: Except for the fact she had kind of a boyfriend, Diane was exactly my type.
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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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Referenced in Clerks. (1994) See more »

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THE MORE I SEE YOU
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
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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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