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Addicted to Love (1997)

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Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.

Director:

Griffin Dunne

Writer:

Robert Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Ryan ... Maggie
Matthew Broderick ... Sam
Kelly Preston ... Linda
Tchéky Karyo ... Anton (as Tcheky Karyo)
Maureen Stapleton ... Nana
Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Ed Green
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Professor Wells
Lee Wilkof ... Carl
Dominick Dunne ... Matheson
Susan Forristal Susan Forristal ... Cecile
Larry Pine ... Street Comic
Debbon Ayer ... Gwen
Maurizio Benazzo Maurizio Benazzo ... Euro-Chic Man
Paolo Calamari Paolo Calamari ... French Bartender
Helmar Augustus Cooper ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motor-cyclist who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple, and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other. Written by Anonymous

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Might as well face it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forlorn See more »

Filming Locations:

Centerville, Delaware, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,446,098, 26 May 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,656,904, 17 August 1997
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dominick Dunne: The food critic who accidentally eats a cockroach is director Griffin Dunne's father. See more »

Goofs

There's a lot of bad astronomy packed into the opening minute. See more »

Quotes

Sam: [Maggie is watching Sam and Anton in Anton's apartment from across the street]
[about Anton's cooking]
Sam: This is really good!
[Maggie throws a tantrum across the street]
Sam: I'm sorry, it is!
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Connections

Referenced in Melrose Place: A Brand New Day (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Loves a Train
Written by David Hidalgo and Louie Perez (as Louis Pérez)
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Excellent and totally under-rated. Meg Ryan did this justice and had a ball doing it.
26 June 2004 | by EchaadSee all my reviews

What is the problem with the voters on this movie?

Does Meg Ryan ALWAYS have to be a sap? I mean, always the goodie two shoes?

I love her romantic comedies, but this one had BITE. And it was funny as hell... how did it manage to score LOWER than her other movies?

She's extremely likable as an actress, she is a very good actress, and in this movie she got to play someone with a little bit more range than she usually gets and she did it so well.. what is the problem here? Does everything have to be dumbed down in order for people to like it :(

Addicted to Love is HYSTERICALLY FUNNY. Watch it again and appreciate it. Not everything has to be either sappy or have explosions to be good. Sheesh.


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