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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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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An "Un-romantic" romantic comedy. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,800,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Before the advent of YouTube, the "Farting in Bed"-scene (as the video became known) became a viral video across many comedy websites in the early 2000s. See more »

Goofs

As Sam is saying "Well, I'm scared to death", part of a crew-member's body briefly appears from under the counter near the phone. See more »

Quotes

Seth: [in the shower] Oh my God! My hair is falling out!
Chelsea: You know stress will do that to ya!
Seth: Holy shit! It's really falling out!
[hair begins to fall out rapidly]
Seth: Oh my God! AHHH! OH! OOOHH!
[steps out of shower and looks into mirror]
Seth: AHHHHHHHHHHH! What did you do to me?
Chelsea: I didn't do anything! You must have used my hair remover instead of your conditioner
Seth: Noo! YOU PUT SOME IN THERE TO FUCK WITH ME!
Chelsea: No, I didn't! I swear!
[...]
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Connections

References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend
Performed by Aaron Skyy
Courtesy of Red Ant
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For males eyes only...
12 July 2002 | by tzar26See all my reviews

A couple years ago, I was working at Blockbuster right after graduating from college. I saw the cover to this movie on the shelf since I'd starting working there, but judged it as kinetic crap by its horribly cheesy cover and name. Yes, I judged this movie by its cover. A customer about my age (25) then told me, unprovoked, that it was one of the funniest movies he had seen in years. He said he was surprised by it and that I should check it out. So, I did.

Wow. I laughed and laughed and laughed. I hadn't seen a movie that made me laugh that hard in a long time. I actually couldn't wait to watch it again--this time with my girlfriend. What a disaster. She absolutely hated it as much as I liked it. We didn't even get through 45 minutes of it because she couldn't take it anymore. Apparently, she thought it was one of the most un-funny movies she'd ever seen. A negative funniness even, if that's possible.

What does this tell us?

This movie probably has a target audience of 18-30 year old males.

Its rather dark view of the motives of women and, to that end, perceived "psycho" women, is fit-form to any man who's been with a woman that went too far, too fast--no matter how well the both of you got along. This movie is funny because of the powerlessness men feel in the face of a psycho woman--they can absolutely tear you apart and make everyone else think that it's your fault because you're the one who is falling apart. As Yoda might say: Dark, this movie is.

French Stewart is completely impotent emotionally, physically, and mentally in this relationship. If you're a man, you probably know this emotion all too well. This movie capitalizes on that darkest of dark corners with which to view a woman in a relationship such as this. In that sense, the movie is almost hyperbolic. Needless to say, it doesn't paint women in any sort of real favorable light. No wonder my girlfriend hated it.

So, guys, watch this movie, laugh you arse off--and don't show it to your girlfriend, she'll hate it. I, on the other hand, watched it three more times.


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