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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.

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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Taglines:

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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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

Maggie: You know Sam, French men are very small.
Sam: Yeah?
Maggie: But not this guy. It's like Godzilla's tail! He could take down Tokyo with that thing!
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Spoofs Predator (1987) See more »

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Addicted to Love
Written by Robert Palmer
Produced by Cameron McVey
Performed by Neneh Cherry
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Very flawed, but good anyway
2 May 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

This generally enjoyable comedy should have been much better than it was, considering all the talent that worked on this film. The problem is, it isn't dark enough to be a dark comedy, but it is too dark to be a romantic comedy. Therefore, some of the revenge seemed too mean-spirited, and some of the sweet moments seemed out-of-place. BUT, even with that big of a problem, I still enjoyed the film. It was consistently funny and entertaining, and Broderick and Ryan both gave good performances. The best performance, however, was by Karyo, and he was probably my favorite thing about this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Addicted to Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Centerville, Delaware, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,446,098, 26 May 1997

Gross USA:

$34,673,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,673,095
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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