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Addicted to Love (1997)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 23 May 1997 (USA)
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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.

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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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A Comedy About Lost Loves And Last Laughs 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alfonso Cuarón turned down the chance to direct, instead he directed A Little Princess (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Sam paints the wall, he paints the same (unpainted) spot twice. See more »

Quotes

[finding out that Sam has been working with Maggie, Anton goes berserk and starts beating him up, then realizes what he's doing and sinks into a corner of the room]
Anton: Maggie... was my angel. She brought me here. I was nothing before I met her, just a waiter in a little cafe in Paris. And yeah... I used her. I used her terribly. But I told myself it didn't matter, because I was sure that I would grow to love her. I thought, if I could just love her, it would be all right. The shame would go away. ...
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Soundtracks

Victime de la mode
Written by M.C. Solaar (as Claude M'Barali) and Christophe Viguier
Performed by M.C. Solaar (as MC Solaar)
Courtesy of Polydor, a Division of PolyGram France
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Romantic Comedy with an Edge
21 October 1999 | by Screen-7See all my reviews

Better than average plot but not enough to raise it above B-level.

I think Meg Ryan's star status worked against her because her cute reputation undercut her tough character. However, she proves that she can do something besides "bubbly" and is pretty good in a more edgy role.

Tchéky Karyo was excellent as a semi-likable French guy. One common weakness in romantic comedies is that the viewer can't understand why the "nice girl" would fall in love with the "bad guy." In this movie, we can she why she loves him and, by the end, we even like him a little too. Good writing and acting.

Not Matthew Broaderick's best performance... fairly uneven. He doesn't do "hopelessly in love" very well. Broaderick looked great, even when disheveled. For that matter, all the characters look great.

Kelly Preston is pure cardboard but it sort of works because three developed characters are probably enough in a Romantic Comedy.

The set (the hideout, especially) stole the show. The sound was unusually good for a fluff movie.


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