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Love Stinks (1999)

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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)
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Amber (as Ivana Milavich)
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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 »



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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


When Seth asks how Chelsea saved the earrings, she clearly mouths something other than the dubbed line. See more »


Seth: I'll sue your ass for damages for damaging my ass
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Spoofs Shaft (1971) See more »


I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Written by Jerry Ross, Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Jerry Williams, and also co-attributed to Leon Huff
Performed by Diana Ross and The Supremes & The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Co., L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Love stinks, yet it is a great smell
1 September 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This movie rocks. I love this movie. It has some of the funniest acting and scripting that I have seen in a while. I can't remember when I laughed so hard. This movie is sort of like "War of the Roses," except this is much more psychotic. I highly recommend this movie to those who like their comedies as black as they come.

Plot: French Stewart, who is a TV writer, falls in love with a babe who MUST get married soon. She does everything to advance the relationship far beyond its years. Of course, French does not want this, and it leads to some very dark and funny circumstances. It uses sophisticated humor (i.e. how this affects his show and life overall) as well as completely low-brow humor (i.e. using farts as a weapon of revenge.)

Script: This movie has some very funny lines. There are some lines that I almost choked on because I was not suspecting them. I am sure that the next time I see this movie I will pick up some very quotable quotes. Listen carefully to what they say, and you will be highly rewarded.

Acting: This has some of the funniest and truest acting that I have ever seen. I actually liked Bill Bellamy in his role. Go see this movie when it comes out just for him. French is really decent, but you have to go with him because "Love will make you do f***ed up things. Everybody else works, especially the girlfriend.

The ending just rocks, and it is very fitting. (Unfortunately I have been seeing the ending in the should be saved.) Everybody should go see this movie. It is very good, and I did not even notice the editing because I was laughing so hard. I took a point off simply because some of the scenes I had seen before. 9/10

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