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A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.

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Emily tells her son Paul, now six years old, the story of his life - how she sought motherhood, to be a mom without a husband, to raise a perfect, exceptional child, whom she calls Loverboy. In flashbacks told around a pretend car trip they take - so he can practice driving - we see Paul's infancy, their fun together (sometimes with a manic edge), and his growing desire to go to school and be with other kids. We also flash back to Emily's childhood, with parents so bound up with each other that she's virtually ignored. Is Emily going to be able to let Paul be with others? Or, can she, as in the David Bowie song she sings at a school talent show, construct a life on Mars? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some mothers aren't meant to be moms.

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »
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28 April 2005 (Portugal)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$13,285 (USA) (16 June 2006)

Gross:

$29,690 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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Co-producer Kevin Bacon directs his wife Kyra Sedgwick, daughter Sosie Bacon, son Travis Bacon, brother-in-law Robert Sedgwick, and Kevin's brother Michael Bacon provides the original score. See more »

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Emily: Fitting in with the outside world, respectability, suitability, conformity, were never high on my priority list; neither was normalcy. I admit: I cultivated arrogance. The world would be our school; I wanted to learn it and teach it to you.
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Brilliant Film
15 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bacon and Sedgewick show both heart and tenacity in succeeding in bringing Loverboy to the screen. I saw the film at the Phoenix Film Festival.

Loverboy is a story about love, insanity, and life. Everyone delivers a great performance, especially Sedgwick and the child actor Dominic Scott Kay. Bacon was a masterful director with a small part too.

Watch this the first chance you get. This movie may not make it in the mainstream, but it is haunting, powerful, and wonderful.

(They use a few other well known actors because these are friends of the Bacons who agreed to act at the lowest rates since the film was shot on a shoe-string budget.)

Jim Breitinger


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