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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Robert Parigi (written by)
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Release Date:
8 September 2004 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some people are just made for each other.
Plot:
The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Even women sex dolls don't like to be two-timed... See more (45 total) »

Cast

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Desmond Harrington ... Kenneth Winslow

Melissa Sagemiller ... Lisa Bellmer

Udo Kier ... Radley

Rip Torn ... Novak

Robert Bagnell ... Martin

Brad William Henke ... Dotson (as Brad Henke)

John Cassini ... Jason

Camille Guaty ... Counter Girl

Michael Peña ... Ramirez
Edie Mirman ... Saleswoman

Lyle Kanouse ... Stan

Ellen Greene ... Typing Supervisor
Opal Anchel ... Doris
John Joseph Burns ... Porn Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryan Crump ... Mysterious Delivery Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Parigi 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Parigi (written by)

Produced by
Alessandro Camon .... executive producer
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... line producer
Kathleen Haase .... producer
Lawrence Levy .... producer
Chris Miller .... post-production producer: Visionbox Media Group
Edward R. Pressman .... executive producer
John Schmidt .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Pike 
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Sidell 
 
Film Editing by
Troy Takaki 
 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich  (as Cathy Sandrich Gelfond)
Wendy Weidman 
 
Production Design by
Trae King 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Godwin 
 
Set Decoration by
Beth Wooke 
 
Costume Design by
Victoria J. Auth  (as Victoria Auth)
 
Makeup Department
Tracy Wilcox Gillie .... makeup department head (as Tracy Wilcox)
Lorraine Martin .... makeup artist
Brian Penikas .... department supervisor & sculptor
Brian Penikas .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Redlefsen .... key prosthetic makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mimi Gillies .... production manager
Tony Murphy .... post-production supervisor: Visionbox Media Group
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Alhambra .... second assistant director
Otto Michael Penzato .... first assistant director (as Otto Penzato)
Jon-Paul Velasquez .... second assistant director (as J.P. Valasquez)
 
Art Department
Jorge Borrelli .... property master (as Jorge Gonzalez Borrelli)
James Clark .... on-set dresser
Keith Evans .... construction coordinator
Renee Reeser .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... sound editor
Robert Backus .... boom operator
James Dehr .... sound mixer
Todd Morrissey .... adr mixer
Brad North .... sound designer
John Rotondi .... sound engineer
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Nicole Michaud .... production coordinator: Makeup & Monsters
Brian Penikas .... makeup & love doll effects
Brian Penikas .... special effects department supervisor
 
Stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunt coordinator (as Chris Doyle)
Lisa Hoyle .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Earl Burnett .... director of photography: second unit (as John Burnett)
Janet Tracy Keijser .... still photographer
John T. Martin .... key grip
Andrew Robison .... best boy grip
Tony Rudenko .... playback operator
Kelly Travis .... camera loader (as Kelly Richard)
 
Casting Department
Edward C. Mendevil .... extras casting: pre-production
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nazhat Hester .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Randy L. Anderson .... color timer
Shannon Baker .... post-production assistant
Angela M. Catanzaro .... assistant editor
Jonathan Miller .... post-production services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Cawley .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Emily Aaronson .... key set production assistant
Carla Braswell .... script supervisor
William Clark Coit III .... location manager (as William Coit)
Jonah Goldstein .... production assistant
S.J. Granai .... craft service
Gary Kauffman .... legal counsel
Lizette Kilmer .... production coordinator (as Lizette Jaimes)
Brendan MacDevette .... production assistant
Tony Rudenko .... computer graphics programmer
Jessica Shannon .... production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, sexuality and language
Runtime:
Germany:84 min (Fantasy Film Fest) | USA:88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The film was shot in 18 days.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kenneth is first holding the Modern Leisure Appliances postcard picture side up, we see on the underside some smaller pictures of different variations of the doll. When he turns it over, it bears only blank space and the MLA contact info.See more »
Quotes:
Kenneth Winslow:Relationships come and go, but plastination is forever!See more »
Movie Connections:
References American Psycho (2000)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Even women sex dolls don't like to be two-timed..., 18 December 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Love Object received an incognito release a few years back, and this is unfortunate as what we have here is a film that takes a very basic idea (albeit one that I've not seen used before) and crafts and inventive and somewhat frightening little film out of it. The only film really similar to this that I can think of is Lucky McKee's oddball gem 'May', which seems to be gaining more and more fans all the time; and this makes Love Object's releasing all the more unfortunate, as this is a film that could definitely win itself a dedicated cult following. The film focuses on Kenneth Winslow - he's an everyday guy with an everyday sort of job at a place that prints instruction manuals. His life takes a turn one day when his co-workers introduce him to Nikki - a lifelike doll on sale on the internet for a whopping $10,000. He decides to buy the doll, and after becoming acquainted with it - quickly falls in love. However, he's also starting to get on with his lovely female co-worker...and this 'upsets' his $10,000 plastic love object, leading to the emergence of a strange love triangle.

Going into this film; I was worried that the plot might not be able to stretch the running time - but there's enough else going on to ensure that Love Object doesn't become boring. The production values are high considering that this obviously wasn't a big budget film, and the acting is also rather good. The central performance is delivered by a shy looking Desmond Harrington, and he has good chemistry with his female co-star, Melissa Sagemiller. To the cult fan, however, the most interesting performance in the movie comes from Udo Kier - and while he's not really given the opportunity to make a big mark on the film, it's always good to see him. Rip Torn also plays a part, and along with Kier; makes the movie more memorable. Director Robert Parigi gets the audience into the film because the people in it are largely very realistic; the leads aren't overly good/bad looking and they don't have unlikely jobs, so the film is easy to get on with for normal people who have never spent any time with a sex doll. The film seems like it should have a point...but if there is one, I couldn't detect it. "Don't have sex with a rubber doll" is about the best I can do on that front. However, the film is interesting throughout and ends with a good twist...so Love Object definitely comes recommended.

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