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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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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 »

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Eve Stuckley: You know, I always knew that I didn't have everything that you wanted, but I thought that I just might have everything that you needed.
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References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »

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Avoid, except if you like cheese.
23 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie fell into my hands by pure accident, and boy is it a cheese-fest. Actually I can't even begin to describe how classic and predictable the plot is. A young girl (Marla Sokoloff) having a thing for a local stud (Barry Watson) is working a dead-end job while possessing some highly valuable, yet unnoticed artistic skills. The small town in which she resides is visited by a female exec (Monika Schnarre) from a "Big Town", who's got all the smart suits in the world and the looks of a supermodel. The following chain of events, including the exec's attraction towards a plain diner waitress, is so ridiculous and surreal that only a kinder-garden student might believe what is going on.

The acting is terrible, except for young Marla Sokoloff perhaps, whom we will probably see in better pictures. In addition, in an unfortunate decision the director chose to focus on Jennifer Tilly's bodily aspects, rather than her acting skills in portraying the character of Alma. I feel really sorry for her... and for the 7-year old director.

I guess occasionally one needs to watch this kind of movie to remind oneself of what the opposite side of the scale really represents. Not worthy, avoid at all cost: 1/10.


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