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Love on the Side (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  28 March 2006 (USA)
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A small-town waitress vies with a sassy city slicker for the attention of the town's most eligible bachelor.

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Eve Stuckley
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Alma
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Red
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Chuck Stuckley
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Verline
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Jeff Sweeney
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Marquee Man
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Stoney
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Len
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Chip Owens
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Dwayne
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Walt
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Small town waitress Eve Stuckley is stuck. She has spent years pining for testosterone saturate local hunk Jeff Sweeney and yearns to escape from the Hog-Chow Diner she runs. Just when Eve finally decides to pursue her man, drop dead gorgeous Linda Avery blows into town on the hottest day of the year. The heat wave is nothing in comparison with the heat that's on as Jeff and Eve's dimwitted brother Chuck decide to face off for Linda's affections. It's a priceless contest: Linda wants Eve. Eve's confidante Alma Kerns is a sexpert trained by mortician beau Red Bishop. She encourages Eve to use Linda's interest in her to win Jeff's affection but the situation becomes even more complicated when Linda advises Jeff she prefers Eve. Now determined to "save" Eve, the narcissistically injured Jeff elicits Chuck's aid but Chuck, thinking it's part of the game, refuses to believe him. Ultimately, Jeff and Linda square off over Eve's future. Determined to anchor his position, Jeff "marks his ... Written by Sepia Films

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual references and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival under the Canadian Images Program. See more »

Goofs

The driver of the car that pauses for Linda to cross the street when she leaves the dance is visible and can clearly be seen wearing a headset. See more »

Quotes

Wilbur: You see, the right woman will always make you feel like a good man. It's not magic, but it feels that way.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Not the best Canadian movie, but not terrible.
30 September 2004 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

I just saw this at the Vancouver International Film Festival. It was refreshing to see a movie filmed in Canada that was actually set in Canada -- in Squamish no less. However, the movie was nothing to write home about. I've seen five movies so far in the festival and this was the least original. It was entertaining and had a few twists on the usual small-town romantic comedy, but in the end was somewhat formulaic.

The movie centres around Eve, a waitress in a small-town diner who has pined for the local football star for years while he barely notices her. She worries about her weight and wonders if anyone will ever really love her. Enter Linda, a leggy blonde from the big city who puts things in motion.


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