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Love Stinks (1999)

Seth Winnick has it all: a successful career in television, good friends, and a passionate relationship with beautiful Chelsea. However, when he fails to make a timely marriage proposal, Chelsea tries to make his life hell.

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Rebecca Melini (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
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Seth Winnick has it all: a successful career in television, good friends, and a passionate relationship with beautiful Chelsea. However, when he fails to make a timely marriage proposal, Chelsea tries to make his life hell.

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Sometimes the best sex in the world...just isn't worth it. See more »

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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10 September 1999 (USA)  »

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A férjfogó  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,339,575 (USA) (10 September 1999)

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$2,800,000 (USA)
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Peter Bloomstein makes a rather snide comment about NBC. Peter is played by Warren Littlefield, who used to be the president of NBC. See more »

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As Sam is saying "Well, I'm scared to death", part of a crew-member's body briefly appears from under the counter near the phone. See more »

Quotes

Seth: Drop the probe and step away from my ass
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Spoofs Shaft (1971) See more »

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(You're the) Devil in Disguise
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Frustration humour at it's best!
6 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frustration humour is a term me and a pal of mine use to describe comedic situations that rely on the protagonist constantly being put in awful situations (often, but not always, by their love interest). We began using the term in connection to "Green Acres" and "I Dream of Jeannie" many years ago. A recent film examples of this would be "Meet The Parents". If done properly, it can be funny ("You, Me and Dupree"). If the correct balance isn't struck, it's just frustrating and annoying ("License to Wed").

"Love Stinks" pushes it about as far as it can but it's resolution leaves you feeling satisfied. Bridgitte Wilson and French Stewart are both fantastic in this film. I'm truly amazed Wilson hasn't become a bigger star. The film begins with Seth and Chelsea meeting and the chemistry is immediate. We all know that euphoric feeling of early infatuation and it's captured perfectly in this film. I felt myself falling for Chelsea. But as a relationship matures those feelings fade and reality sets in. Sometimes, it isn't pretty. This film is about one of those times and it's truly hilarious. I'm sure most of us has dated someone who turned out to be a little looney. It's always nice to be able to laugh about it later.


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