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Love the Hard Way (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Crime, Romance  |  27 March 2003 (Germany)
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The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

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Jack Grace
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Claire Harrison
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Charlie
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Pam
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Debbie
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Boris
Michael G. Chin ...
Asian Businessman #1
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The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

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Drama | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and violence | See all certifications »
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27 March 2003 (Germany)  »

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Amar al límite  »

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$10,721 (USA) (6 June 2003)

Gross:

$43,571 (USA) (11 July 2003)
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Jack: I've slept with more than 200 women.
Claire: [Laughs] 200? Well Will Chamberlin said he slept with 20,000, so that kinda makes you look like a punk.
Jack: You know something...You really have a dumb laugh.
Claire: Hey listen, just cause I'm talking to you doesn't mean that I'm on the market. I have a boyfriend.
Jack: Sure you do, He's probably one of those piss ant preppy motherfu**ers who sh**s his pants every time Daddy's check is a day late.
Claire: He loves me.
Jack: Oh he loves you...
Claire: I don't think that's anything you know about.
Jack: ...
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21 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pam Grier steals this film and she's only on screen for five minutes total. She's a whole lot of woman! Just kidding. I liked Love the Hard Way. Here is an attempt at a modern romantic myth, namely the American Virgin. Sure men want their love chick to be pure, to raise sons and daughters that are yours and yours alone, but Adrien Brody is a young thief in a porno world he did not make. After all, he's slept with 200 women. So in between hotel sleaze capers, he beds innocent Columbia biology genius with the big chest, Charlotte Avanna, and our Lothario gets more than he bargained for as his virgin becomes promiscuous in the cause of thievery. Naturally, our hero is stunned, angry, and confused.

Charlottes' revenge or strategy to get her man is pretty far fetched, but the director has created an atmosphere of slimy New York thieves on the make with a rap film score and big Cadillac's squealing tires amidst the riff raff, so we sort of believe the unbelievable. It's a nice try in the same vein as Tarentino's script, True Romance, but LTHW is grittier.


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