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Addicted to Love (1997)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  23 May 1997 (USA)
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Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.

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Sam
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Linda
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Anton (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Nana
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Ed Green
Remak Ramsay ...
Professor Wells
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Carl
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Susan Forristal ...
Cecile
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Gwen
Maurizio Benazzo ...
Euro-Chic Man
Paolo Calamari ...
French Bartender
Helmar Augustus Cooper ...
Bus Driver
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Storyline

Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motor-cyclist who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple, and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

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23 May 1997 (USA)  »

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$34,656,904 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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Trivia

Matthew Broderick, whose character in this movie makes a reference to Godzilla (1954), later starred in the Americanized Godzilla (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Sam paints the wall, he paints the same (unpainted) spot twice. See more »

Quotes

[listening to Anton and Linda's boisterous lovemaking]
Sam: Oh, this is horrible! This is horr- this is worse than I'd imagined!
Maggie: Want me to turn it off?
Sam: No, no, I... I need to hear it.
Maggie: How very brave.
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Soukora
Written by Ali Farka Touré (as Ali Farka Toure)
Performed by Ali Farka Touré (as Ali Farka Toure) and Ry Cooder
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, a Rykodisc Label and World Circuit Ltd.
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Very flawed, but good anyway
2 May 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This generally enjoyable comedy should have been much better than it was, considering all the talent that worked on this film. The problem is, it isn't dark enough to be a dark comedy, but it is too dark to be a romantic comedy. Therefore, some of the revenge seemed too mean-spirited, and some of the sweet moments seemed out-of-place. BUT, even with that big of a problem, I still enjoyed the film. It was consistently funny and entertaining, and Broderick and Ryan both gave good performances. The best performance, however, was by Karyo, and he was probably my favorite thing about this movie.


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