The Lovemaster (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 October 1997 (USA)
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Standup comic Craig Shoemaker tells the therapist stories of his failed relationships with women (dates, wife etc.)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Thomas
Melissa Pomerantz
May Quigley
Esther Auerbach ...
Andrew Starnes
Brian Wagner
(as Gina Ryan)
Kurt Rambis ...
Bob Fonseca
Basketball Player
Rick Singer ...
(as Richard Singer)


Primarily a concert film of stand-up comedian Craig Shoemaker, a.k.a. The Lovemaster, the film is interspersed with vignettes of the situations described in the monologue, and framed by Shoemaker's therapy sessions. Shoemaker's forte is impersonation of characters, both real and imaginary, from his life and television. Written by Norman Cook <>

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Rated R for language, sex-related humor and some drug content




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3 October 1997 (USA)  »

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entertaining, honest, and hilarious!
15 October 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of stand-up comedy, you have to see this movie. Craig Shoemaker's material comes to life in the perfect mix of acting and stand-up comedy. Before seeing this, I thought Shoemaker's stand-up was hilarious, but couldn't possibly be true. It's definitely true. This movie is basically a genuine look at how Craig Shoemaker became the comedian he is today. He is a master of humorous storytelling and his impersonations are almost too accurate. This film is the perfect example of how Shoemaker's humor really has no limits. While most comedians seem to stick to the cliché topics, Craig Shoemaker is able to always adapt and create new material. I really enjoyed this movie and would recommend it to any fans of comedy.

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