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Telling You (1998)

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Two college graduates who find themselves stuck behind the counter of a pizza parlor while their friends move on struggle to find a new direction for their lives.

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Rob DeFranco

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Denis Flood (story), Marc Palmieri (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Facinelli ... Phil Fazzulo
Andy Berman ... Howard Gurtler
Rob DeFranco ... Steve Fagan
Gary Wolf ... John Foley
Dash Mihok ... Dennis Nolan
Richard Libertini ... Mr. P
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Deb Freidman
Gina Philips ... Kristen Barrett
Jennifer Jostyn ... Beth Taylor
Frank Medrano ... Sal Lombardo
Jensen Daggett ... Susan
Matthew Lillard ... Adam Ginesberg
Shanna Moakler ... Cheryl Tangeray
Charlotte Ayanna ... Allison Fazio (as Charlotte Lopez)
Marc Bossley ... Tommy Spahn
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Two college graduates who find themselves stuck behind the counter of a pizza parlor while their friends move on struggle to find a new direction for their lives.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Sucks See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Denny Song
Written by Tom Romero
Performed by Tom Romero
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Moving but not funny
8 March 2008 | by cg-cgeorgeSee all my reviews

Films are like fires, they start with a spark, warm up and build up the heat or they splutter out and die. This film is somewhere in between; there is a fire burning but it is just that someone comes along once in a while and throws cold water on it. To begin, the film is not really a comedy, it is a serious drama with light-hearted moments. Without the lighter moments you fear the story would be too heavy. What it really comes down to is whether you can empathise with the perfectly cast Dash Mihok as Dennis Nolan. If you've ever found yourself alone out in the yard at night wondering where life went wrong you will click in with Dennis and enjoy the story. So often Mihok manages to convey his pain and confusion without words, so you either understand him or you don't. The film so neatly sets out his problems and then neatly provides the answers. But like all films, there are the scenes we would like removed; the opening monologue by Peter Facinelli is painful and Jennifer Love Hewitt grossly over acts her minor part. The worst is a scene in a club where glamorous females sit alone at tables awaiting for any male to come up and sort out their life. This scene should be put back in the Male Fantasy file where it belongs, but apart from that it offers an original story and some brilliant acting (especially Jennifer Jostyn) though Facinelli's character is too shallow to show his great ability. I might add the original title 'Telling You' is perfect; I cannot believe that anyone who saw it would name it 'Love Sucks as it is marketed in the UK.


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