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Addicted to Love (1997)

R  |   |  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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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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A comedy about two people who are getting off on getting even. 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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Matthew Broderick, whose character in this movie makes a reference to Godzilla (1954), later starred in the Americanized Godzilla (1998). 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 »


Sam: Anton, can I ask you something?
Anton: Sure you can.
Sam: Do you ever get homesick? I mean, do you ever want to go back to France?
Anton: You know, I was never so much French until I came here. You know Superman?
Sam: Uh-huh.
Anton: Well, that's me. I'm Superman.
[all the cooks laugh loudly and syncophantically]
Anton: And France was like Krypton. You know, on Krypton everybody was Superman. You make a nice sauce, everybody makes a nice sauce. You say hello to a woman with your French accent, everybody say hello!
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Referenced in Orgazmo (1997) See more »


Só tinha de ser com você
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Louis Oliveira
Performed by Elis Regina (as Elis) & Antonio Carlos Jobim (as Tom)
Courtesy of Polygram do Brazil LTDA.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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A black romantic comedy- something you don't come across very often.
28 March 2003 | by (Dungarvan, Ireland) – See all my reviews

When you hear the words `romantic comedy', the first thing that springs to mind is some sugary, smiley, big-haired, feather-light Julia Roberts escapade. `Addicted to Love' presents us with the polar opposite to this, even if the premise is pretty the same as you'd find in the usual rom-com. The result is a deft, reckless, amusing and entertaining heavy-handed movie. There isn't much to bicker about here.

Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick show tremendous colour and prove to be likeable characters as the vengeful stalkers. Tcheky Karyo is funny as the clumsy French fool. Kelly Preston is the least convicted of the four main characters, but is still relatively good.

The film has its own generally funny slapstick moments that compensate for the lack of verbal wit. The narrative that follows is good enough to keep you wanting more, and the jokes are all very well timed. The title Robert Palmer song adds to the reckless, but endearing epitome of the film. The directing styles aren't amazing, but they're hip and stylish for the most part.

Overall, it isn't film of the century and is far from outstanding, but `Addicted to Love' is original, entertaining and very funny for the most part. I give it 6.8 out of 10.

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