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Love on the Side (2004)

 -  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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Linda Avery
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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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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

Eve Stuckley: I mean, do you think anyone is ever gonna love me? Cause I'm fat.
Chuck Stuckley: Hey, when it comes to love, you don't weigh and you don't measure, okay?
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References The Jerry Springer Show (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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