MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,770 this week

Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996)
"El amor perjudica seriamente la salud" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,144 users  
Reviews: 9 user

Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 29 Feb 2012
 
1
a list of 707 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 198 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996)

Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Live Flesh (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem
Second Skin (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Al enamorarnos, apostamos. Y es un juego demasiado íntimo para asimilar con facilidad el fracaso. Elena sabe que el enfriamiento que atraviesa su matrimonio no es algo temporal. Alberto , ... See full summary »

Director: Gerardo Vera
Stars: Javier Bardem, Jordi Mollà, Ariadna Gil
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A member of the ETA terrorist organization belongs to a commando which is preparing an outrage in Madrid. But he sets other priorities when he meets a girl who is addicted to drugs and for ... See full summary »

Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Ruth Gabriel, Javier Bardem
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette
Don't Move (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto).

Director: Sergio Castellitto
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini
Chromophobia (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.

Director: Martha Fiennes
Stars: Ben Chaplin, Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The film starts in the trip from Sevilla to Linares, where Manolete stops in Córdoba to see his mother. He will be remembering some passages of his life.

Director: Menno Meyjes
Stars: Adrien Brody, Penélope Cruz, Santiago Segura
Golden Balls (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Benito González works construction in Melilla and dreams big - of building the tallest building in Benidorm, a great phallic symbol of power, González Towers. Over several years, we see ... See full summary »

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Javier Bardem, Maria de Medeiros, Maribel Verdú
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Gloria is a porn artist that performs live-sex. When his mate gets sick he brings her a young substitute, Manu. The boy works surprisingly well and then Gloria decides to go into business ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Verónica Forqué, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A romantic comedy about two trashy couples traveling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

Director: Jordan Brady
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Patrick Swayze
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three divorced men share a flat. They live together without trouble till they hire a cleaning lady with whom the three flirt.

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Imanol Arias, Antonio Resines, Juanjo Puigcorbé
Mecano - Los vídeos (Video 1992)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Joan-Lluís Arruga, Franci Camus, and 6 more credits »
Stars: José María Cano, Nacho Cano, Ana Torroja
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Belén ...
Diana Balaguer
...
Santi Garcia
Gabino Diego ...
Santi joven
...
Diana Balaguer joven
Carles Sans ...
Vittorio Raimondi
Lola Herrera ...
María Luisa
Laura Conejero ...
María José
Luis Fernando Alvés ...
Gonzalo
Miguel Palenzuela ...
José
Jaime Ruiz Peñas ...
Gemelo 1
Víctor Ruiz Peñas ...
Gemelo 2
Santi Millán ...
Secretario 1 (as Santiago Millán)
José Corbacho ...
Secretario 2 (as José Corbacho Nieto)
José Antonio Navarro ...
Empleado Seguridad (as José A. Navarro)
...
Modelo
Edit

Storyline

Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse places, and during very important moments that defined several decades. Pay attention as one couple of younger actors alternate with the other couple of older actors to recreate this 30 year span in this Spanish-French comedy. Written by Gonz30

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Let It Be
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Arranged by Bernardo Bonezzi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A mixed success, but I still rate it at 7
21 November 2002 | by (Kingman, Arizona) – See all my reviews

After a well-handled and intriguing light-comedy scene at a reception for the King of Spain, this film returns us to that moment through a thirty-year-long flashback told through numerous rather distinct scenes, each striving toward another amorous turn of triumph in the enduring attraction of the two main characters. The quality of those triumphs matures over time, and in each we confront, to varying degrees, light suspense, nostalgia and humor. The dialogue is at times hilarious - quick turns of phrases, clashes of word choice with social surroundings, etc., but of course understanding the Spanish is at times essential for full comic appreciation.

In the first half of the film occurs a short sequence of rapid-fire madcap stunts that surprise and work well, but thereafter, slapstick is largely absent through the remainder of the film - or at least till the end. As already hinted, some of the scenes end so successfully, and with a sentiment seeming so perfectly to wrap up the film, that I was momentarily disillusioned to see it continue.

As for acting, the leading actors project wonderfully and are capable of charm and "sutileza" (the English spelling escapes me at the moment). I order zone-2 dvds from Spain and received this along with Cielo Abierto, which I rate higher (I like Albaladejo's work). Yet I give this a 7-rating. With many films I can envision how I might reorder or change the work - with El amor perjudica seriamente la salud, I find the basic plot extremely challenging - yet when it did end, all in my family left the room smiling and laughing. There is no graphic sex, and whatever violence that occurs is comic. The language is non-offensive, at least to Spanish sensitivities. Probably my favorite film with a plot vaguely-vaguely similar to this one is Avanti, with Jack Lemmon.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?