Love Stalker is the story of a 30-something bar-hopping player named Pete (writer/director Glasson) who lives to "play the game" and bed as many women as possible to reach his "golden number." Things change for him once he meets Stephanie (Rachel Chapman), a web-savvy relationship blogger, and the two begin to get romantic. However, when she discovers the extent of his player ways, she ends the relationship, driving Pete to stalker-like lengths in his rom-com inspired efforts to win her back. Written by
Scary douche bag turns psycho stalker. And this time crazy has a penis!
Crazy has a penis and his name is Pete "Player Pete" to be precise. Played by writer/director Matt Glasson, Pete is your standard run-of- the-mill 30-something playboy phony. A legend in his own mind and there's only one thing on it, having throwaway sex with women. He might have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for him seeing red! And her name is Stephanie, a savvy relationship blogger and sassy seductress. Boasting a respectable performance, Rachel Chapman plays Stephanie with bankable persuasion. In this case, Hollywood's likable good girl is almost insufferable in her affection for Pete. That is until of course, our villain's love-karma ripens, his luck festers and Stephanie discovers that her number is up in a little red book that shows Pete's true colours. What happens next can only be described as tempestuously satisfying. For anyone who has had their heart mangled by way of a playboy (or girl), dare I say you won't be disappointed?
What "Love Stalker" lacks in excellence it makes up for in effort. It's clumsy at times and slow to start, but the pulse picks up and will get your blood flowing eventually - certainly enough to stay interested. And you may even laugh a time or two! Keep an eye on James Spader look-a- like and Pete's sidekick, Tony (Darek Russell) and a sprinkling of other genuinely funny bits to boot. The ending is predictable but that's not meant to be demeaning. Everything happens as it should, I think.
An aptly coined unromantic comedy, "Love Stalker" makes for a commendably good effort.
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