Love Stinks (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  10 September 1999 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chelsea Turner (as Bridgette Wilson)
Rebecca Melini (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Ellis Williams ...
Minister (as Ellis E. Williams)
Boogie Knights ...
Amber (as Ivana Milavich)
Montrose Hagins ...
Renata Scott ...
Tom Gammill ...


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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A férjfogó  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,800,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Seth: You've put me off women. I'm gay now. And not just a little gay-full on, Liberace gay.
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Love Stinks
Written by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf
Additional Lyrics by Damon King McDaniels, Deryl Brown, Andre Branch, Toi Keon Parham
Performed by Himalayaz with Ms. Toi
Courtesy of Red Ant/3.6 Music
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For males eyes only...
12 July 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

A couple years ago, I was working at Blockbuster right after graduating from college. I saw the cover to this movie on the shelf since I'd starting working there, but judged it as kinetic crap by its horribly cheesy cover and name. Yes, I judged this movie by its cover. A customer about my age (25) then told me, unprovoked, that it was one of the funniest movies he had seen in years. He said he was surprised by it and that I should check it out. So, I did.

Wow. I laughed and laughed and laughed. I hadn't seen a movie that made me laugh that hard in a long time. I actually couldn't wait to watch it again--this time with my girlfriend. What a disaster. She absolutely hated it as much as I liked it. We didn't even get through 45 minutes of it because she couldn't take it anymore. Apparently, she thought it was one of the most un-funny movies she'd ever seen. A negative funniness even, if that's possible.

What does this tell us?

This movie probably has a target audience of 18-30 year old males.

Its rather dark view of the motives of women and, to that end, perceived "psycho" women, is fit-form to any man who's been with a woman that went too far, too fast--no matter how well the both of you got along. This movie is funny because of the powerlessness men feel in the face of a psycho woman--they can absolutely tear you apart and make everyone else think that it's your fault because you're the one who is falling apart. As Yoda might say: Dark, this movie is.

French Stewart is completely impotent emotionally, physically, and mentally in this relationship. If you're a man, you probably know this emotion all too well. This movie capitalizes on that darkest of dark corners with which to view a woman in a relationship such as this. In that sense, the movie is almost hyperbolic. Needless to say, it doesn't paint women in any sort of real favorable light. No wonder my girlfriend hated it.

So, guys, watch this movie, laugh you arse off--and don't show it to your girlfriend, she'll hate it. I, on the other hand, watched it three more times.

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