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Love on the Side (2004)

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

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When we first see Eve go to work after seeing the pig look at her, outside she is bare-legged apart from socks. As soon as she goes through the door she has jeans on. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Sweeney: You need to find yourself a decent boy.
Eve Stuckley: Define decent.
Jeff Sweeney: I don't know. But a boy at least.
Eve Stuckley: You're a boy.
Jeff Sweeney: Yeah, I'm a boy. And half-way decent, too. At least sometimes I feel like I am.
Eve Stuckley: Yeah, I guess you are when you are not talking about all that comic book stuff.
Jeff Sweeney: The truth is I've always felt decent when I'm with you.
Eve Stuckley: That's what Linda says, too.
Jeff Sweeney: Evie, what's gonna happen with you and Linda?
Eve Stuckley: What do you think is gonna happen with me and Linda?
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References Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

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Without You
Written by Gardiner, Rich & Zareski
Performed by Christena Rich
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An Offbeat Mainstream But Definitely Worth Seeing Romantic Movie
4 September 2010 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

A suggestion of A DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006) along with a echoes of SIMPLY RESISTIBLE (1999) and slight reflections of YOU GOT MAIL (1998). this romance movie that is flavored with a faint taste of comedy and humor, a brush stroke of more serious drama than most comedy dramas, and some elements of substantive thought, LOVE ON THE SIDE has a flourish of captivating thoughtful charm headlined by unknown actors, except Jennifer Tilly, who only co-stars in this movie. While the plot outline is a bit confusing in regards to who is running after who and the subplot of a classy, business woman with a hidden agenda in some tome is pretty generic, the delivery and presentation of the story is more than average and is carried off decently and with heartfelt competency.


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