Hotel de Love (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  7 February 1997 (USA)
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Twin brothers meet a childhood sweetheart at a tacky hotel and rediscover their love as they renew their competition for her affection.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Dunne
Melissa Morrison
Stephen Dunne
Allison Leigh
Jack Dunne
Edith Dunne
Norman Carey
Janet Campbell
Caleb Cluff ...
Andrew Bibby ...
Alan Hopgood ...
Emma Andrews
Margaret Hoctor ...
Bayard Templin ...
Melissa's Father


10 years ago at a party, Steven thinks he sees the girl of his dreams, Melissa. Just as he's about to make his move, his twin brother Rick gets to her first and they fall in love. Steven watches his brother's relationship bloom, longing for Melissa all the while. Eventually, Melissa leaves to go to college and the brothers go on with their lives. Steven becomes a workaholic to block out his feelings about Melissa and Rick becomes a spineless bellboy at the Hotel de Love, after a later girl friend stood him up at the altar. Enter Steven and Rick's warring parents visiting the Hotel de Love for their anniversary. Re-enter Melissa with her current boyfriend, Norman. Suddenly Rick and Steven have a second chance at Melissa. Also there's Alison the palm reader, Susie behind the counter, the owner/piano player, and the freshly married couple. Written by Kevin Gillease <>

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A comedy about the romantically challenged and the passionately confused.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$50,947 (USA) (7 February 1997)


$111,106 (USA) (21 February 1997)

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A subplot involving Susan (the girl behind the counter) and Matt (a worker at the hotel) was cut. Matt gives Melissa some boxer shorts that cost $20. She doesn't have the money, but he lets her go, saying that she owes him. Throughout the movie, Matt was supposed to pop up at inopportune moments asking for the $20. It seems Susan wanted a physical symbol of their love. Matt never gets the $20. They fight, and by the end of the film, he gets Melissa's necklace from Rick. Director Craig Rosenberg cut this subplot because it was not totally necessary. See more »


Stephen: I don't get bananas. They're green for about a week, then they're ripe for about 12 minutes before going brown and mushy forever. Sometimes I can't go out because I'm waiting for my bananas to turn ripe.
Allison: I know what you mean.
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It tested my patience
17 May 1999 | by (St. Petersburg, FL) – See all my reviews

An interesting story completely spoiled by one ridiculous scene after another, with dialogue and acting to match. I love Australian movies, so I wasn't expecting to encounter such a stinker. Whatever humanity there is in the story is constantly spoiled by the characters' embarrassing actions and reactions, which are supposed to be funny. For a really good and witty Australian comedy, watch Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert instead.

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