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Loverboy -- 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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Hannah Shakespeare (screenplay)
Victoria Redel (novel)
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Release Date:
28 April 2005 (Portugal) See more »
Some mothers aren't meant to be moms.
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Kyra Sedgwick ... Emily

Dominic Scott Kay ... Paul (6 years old)

Kevin Bacon ... Marty

Blair Brown ... Jeanette Rawley

Matt Dillon ... Mark

Oliver Platt ... Mr. Pomeroy

Campbell Scott ... Paul's Father

Marisa Tomei ... Sybil

Sosie Bacon ... Emily (10 years old)
Travis Bacon ... Lenny

John Lafayette ... Allen Rawley

Jessica Stone ... Anita Biddle

Melissa Errico ... Miss Silken
Nancy Giles ... Principal

Carolyn McCormick ... Ruth the Realtor

Naelee Rae ... Allison - 6 years old

John Elsen ... UPS Delivery Man

Nick Gregory ... Library Donor

John Legend ... Memphis Parking Lot Donor (as John Stephens)

Andrew Polk ... Coke Bottle Glasses Donor
Nicholas Kromka ... Mrs. Harker's Boy #1
Michael Kromka ... Mrs. Harker's Boy #2
Eugenie Iseman ... Sonnet Reciting Girl

Robert Sedgwick ... Emily's 3rd Grade Teacher (as Rob Sedgwick)
Susan Mieras ... Crossing Guard
Zach Savage ... Paul's Pal Jeff

Spencer Treat Clark ... Paul (16 years old)

Valyn Hall ... Allison (16 years old)
Paulie ... Rocky

Sandra Bullock ... Mrs. Harker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Hinkle ... School Kid #1 (uncredited)

Eric Michael Roy ... College Kid (uncredited)

Michael Tommer ... Boy Playing in the Rain (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Bacon 
Writing credits
Hannah Shakespeare (screenplay)

Victoria Redel (novel)

Produced by
Kevin Bacon .... producer
Gerald Barad .... executive producer
Daniel Bigel .... producer
Chris Connolly .... associate producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... co-executive producer
George Furla .... co-executive producer
Andrew Lang .... executive producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Michael Mailer .... producer
Kyra Sedgwick .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
John Thompson .... executive producer
Pamela Thur .... line producer (as Pamela Thur-Weir)
Original Music by
Michael Bacon 
Cinematography by
Nancy Schreiber 
Film Editing by
David Ray 
Casting by
Kelli Lerner 
Production Design by
Chris Shriver 
Set Decoration by
Niamh Byrne 
Costume Design by
John Dunn  (as John A. Dunn)
Makeup Department
Patricia Regan .... makeup department head
Kerrie Smith .... hair department head
Production Management
Teresa Garber .... additional post-production supervisor
Pamela Thur .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vebe Borge .... first assistant director
Art Department
William Booth .... props
Eric Dean .... property assistant
Jacob Gitzis .... product placement
Meghan Murray Collins .... art production assistant (as Meghan Murray)
Jose Pavon .... set dresser
Clarke Williams .... art production assistant
Joanna M. Wright .... property master
Derek J.W. Wybourn .... set dresser
Giovanni Rodriguez .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound mixer
Vincent Camuto .... boom operator (as Vincent P. Camuto)
Matthew Haasch .... foley supervisor
Igor Nikolic .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Will Ralston .... dialogue editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Chris Barnes .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gallin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Aida Artieda .... additional electrician
Brian Christie .... dolly grip
Adrian Peng Correia .... assistant camera (as Adrian Correia)
Chris Dixon .... electrician
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
Maddy Lederman .... best boy electric
Deborah Lipman .... additional second camera
Dennis A. Livesey .... camera assistant: second camera
Scott Maher .... electrician
Erik Messerschmidt .... best boy grip
Erik Messerschmidt .... rigging key grip
Nick Olson .... electrician
Joseph Paolini .... grip
Macall B. Polay .... still photographer
Melvin Pukowsky .... key grip
Malcolm A. Purnell .... second assistant camera
Douglas W. Shannon .... gaffer
Erik Shirai .... grip
Tom Weston .... camera operator
Zach Zamboni .... additional electrician
Laurie Chakel .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kristine Bulakowski .... extras casting
Geoffrey Miclat .... casting associate
Driss Tijani .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Gregg .... assistant costume designer (as Rebecca Bentjen)
Rebecca Hofherr .... wardrobe production assistant
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Amanda Pollack .... associate editor
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Gine Lui .... location supervisor
David Ray Martin .... location manager
Kris Schackman .... location scout
Sascha Springer .... location assistant
Sascha Springer .... location scout
Music Department
James Oakar .... score preparation
Transportation Department
Charles Spillane .... transportation captain
Other crew
Diana Berry .... stand-in
Jenn Bubka .... set production assistant
Lauren Butler .... production assistant
Ann Casano .... production assistant
Melodie Courtney .... studio teacher
Gerald Fernando .... craft service
Melinda Garrett .... development assistant
Soren Miltich .... production assistant
Maire Ni Rochain .... assistant production coordinator
Greg Outcalt .... production coordinator
Amy Pittman .... assistant: producers (as Amy Rubin)
Christine Putnam .... production assistant
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Dorin Razam-Grunfeld .... office production assistant
Eugene Stamos .... craft service
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Ande Yung .... production assistant

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Rated R for sexuality
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick also appeared in Lemon Sky (1988), Pyrates (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Woodsman (2004), and Cavedweller (2004).See more »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Yu-Gi-Oh!" (2000/I)See more »
Life On Mars?See more »


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31 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A Beautifully Acted, Disturbing Story About Obsessive Mothering, 21 September 2006
Author: gradyharp from United States

Kevin Bacon directs this bizarre story adapted by Hannah Shakespeare from Victoria Redel's novel about maternal obsession providing his wife Kyra Sedgwick with a role to spotlight just how fine an actress she truly is. The story is disturbing but vitally interesting. There are problems with the film, the most annoying one being that the dialogue is practically inaudible due to the miking and, more so, due to the musical score which covers all the lines to the point of making the movie seem like a silent movie with music from the pit! Such a shame, because it SEEMS like this is a good script with a lot to say.

Emily (Kyra Sedgwick) is damaged goods, a woman neglected as a child who is determined to have a baby and raise it on her own, lavishing the child with all the affection and attention she desperately missed. After numerous attempts to get pregnant from any available man, she finally succeeds impregnation with Campbell Scott and gives birth to Paul (Dominic Scott Kay) who becomes her entire reason for living. She sequesters Paul form the world, gives him everything a child could want - except association with peers. Her obsession grows to the point of mental illness and the results are devastating. Along the way Emily and Paul encounter people who seek to intervene in their lives: these people are played with great style by cameo roles of Sandra Bullock, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon, Blair Brown and even some of the Bacon's own children! It is a star cast obviously committed to Kevin Bacon's vision of this star vehicle for Sedgwick.

The pacing, cinematography, and acting are all first rate. If only the ugly and senseless music hadn't submerged the dialogue (oddly enough the score was written by Michael Bacon!), this would be an Oscar contender.

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