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Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

Two scientists who are hopeless with the opposite sex experiment with a substance that makes them irresistible to anyone who hears them speak.

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Two scientists who are hopeless with the opposite sex experiment with a substance that makes them irresistible to anyone who hears them speak.

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Imagine if sex appeal came in a bottle. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

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13 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Love Potion #9  »

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Opening Weekend:

$416,641 (USA) (15 November 1992)

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$754,935 (USA)
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Trivia

This film grossed $754,935 at the box office See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Diane Farrow: You know, all my life, I've felt ugly, and now I have the worlds most desireable man telling me that I am beautiful. I have the Prince of England at home pining for me. I mean, Paul, this is like a dream come true. i could be a princess.
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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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I Need a Man
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Performed by Eurythmics
Courtesy of BMG Records (U.K.), Ltd.
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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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