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Love Stinks (1999)

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Seth Winnick has it all: a successful career in television, good friends, and a passionate relationship with beautiful Chelsea. However, when he fails to make a timely marriage proposal, Chelsea tries to make his life hell.

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Jeff Franklin

Writer:

Jeff Franklin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
French Stewart ... Seth Winnick
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Chelsea Turner (as Bridgette Wilson)
Bill Bellamy ... Larry Garnett
Tyra Banks ... Holly Garnett
Steve Hytner ... Marty Mark
Jason Bateman ... Jesse Travis
Tiffani Thiessen ... Rebecca Melini (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Minister (as Ellis E. Williams)
Boogie Knights Boogie Knights ... Wedding Band
Ivana Milicevic ... Amber (as Ivana Milavich)
Montrose Hagins ... Nana
Renata Scott Renata Scott ... Mrs. Littlejohn
Warren Littlefield ... Peter Bloomstein
Lisa Amsterdam ... Writer
Tom Gammill Tom Gammill ... Writer
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Seth Winnick has it all: a successful career in television, good friends, and a passionate relationship with beautiful Chelsea. However, when he fails to make a timely marriage proposal, Chelsea tries to make his life hell.

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Taglines:

If you can't be with the one you love...make their life a living hell. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A férjfogó See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,339,575, 12 September 1999

Gross USA:

$2,924,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,924,635
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Bateman and Tiffani Thiessen's characters Jesse Travis and Rebecca Melini was named after Jesse Katsopolis and Rebecca Donaldson, who are characters on Full House (1987), which was created by Jeff Franklin. See more »

Goofs

When Seth asks how Chelsea saved the earrings, she clearly mouths something other than the dubbed line. See more »

Quotes

Seth: But we agreed to $100,000. We shook on it. We had sex on it.
Chelsea: Hate sex.
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Connections

Spoofs Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Jungle Boogie
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, Richard Westfield, Donald Boyce, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith and Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas)
Performed by Boogie Knights (as The Boogie Knights)
Courtesy of Perfect World Entertainment
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Love stinks, yet it is a great smell
1 September 1999 | by cofemugSee all my reviews

This movie rocks. I love this movie. It has some of the funniest acting and scripting that I have seen in a while. I can't remember when I laughed so hard. This movie is sort of like "War of the Roses," except this is much more psychotic. I highly recommend this movie to those who like their comedies as black as they come.

Plot: French Stewart, who is a TV writer, falls in love with a babe who MUST get married soon. She does everything to advance the relationship far beyond its years. Of course, French does not want this, and it leads to some very dark and funny circumstances. It uses sophisticated humor (i.e. how this affects his show and life overall) as well as completely low-brow humor (i.e. using farts as a weapon of revenge.)

Script: This movie has some very funny lines. There are some lines that I almost choked on because I was not suspecting them. I am sure that the next time I see this movie I will pick up some very quotable quotes. Listen carefully to what they say, and you will be highly rewarded.

Acting: This has some of the funniest and truest acting that I have ever seen. I actually liked Bill Bellamy in his role. Go see this movie when it comes out just for him. French is really decent, but you have to go with him because "Love will make you do f***ed up things. Everybody else works, especially the girlfriend.

The ending just rocks, and it is very fitting. (Unfortunately I have been seeing the ending in the previews...it should be saved.) Everybody should go see this movie. It is very good, and I did not even notice the editing because I was laughing so hard. I took a point off simply because some of the scenes I had seen before. 9/10


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