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Addicted to Love (1997)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton (as Tcheky Karyo)
Ed Green
Remak Ramsay ...
Professor Wells
Susan Forristal ...
Street Comic
Maurizio Benazzo ...
Euro-Chic Man
Paolo Calamari ...
French Bartender
Helmar Augustus Cooper ...
Bus Driver


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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Might as well face it. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forlorn  »

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Box Office


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

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1.85 : 1
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Dominick Dunne:  The food critic who accidentally eats a cockroach is director Griffin Dunne's father. See more »


When Maggie and Sam walk into Anton's apartment, Maggie throws her scarf off, and in the next shot her coat is already removed as well. See more »


[watching Anton and Linda on the camera obscura, without sound, Sam and Maggie ad-lib their conversation with French accents]
Sam: Look, my darling, I wanted to show you how well my hands fit on top of my knees, and also to give you a little...
Maggie: Get away from me. Get away from me, please. You are rude.
Sam: Oh, but I love you, my little lamb. I must have you. My love is throbbing at quite a fevered cadence.
Maggie: But you cannot have me. My love is reserved for another.
Sam: You cannot mean...?
Maggie: Yes! The Milky Way Man!
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Referenced in Game K N B: Episode dated 3 March 2007 (2007) See more »


Comme toujours
Written by Iza Mellino and Mathieu Crespin
Performed by Les Négresses Vertes (as Les Negresses Vertes)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Nothing new, but nice.
12 August 2002 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

How did they manage to create such a beautiful film, a pretty love story, when the story is about two nutters spying on their former partners. When you think about what the story is about, and how far Sam (Matthew Broderick) and Maggie (Meg Ryan) are willing to go in order to get back to (and at) their former partners you would think that both should be either jailed or institutionalized. However, Addicted to Love, manages to create a fairly romantic love story out of it, without us ever doubting the sanity behind their actions. Both Matthew and Meg are here in roles they have portrait many times before in other films, while the star of the film is Tchéky Karyo. You end up hating him and loving him at the same time, feeling sorry for him one minute, wishing him all the worst the next. This is crucial to the story, bringing me to the conclusion that it is Tchéky that really makes the whole film work. One could criticize that even though the idea is original, the story isn't, with no unexpected turns or twists along the way. Simple, but pleasant film. 6/10

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