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Love.com (2002)

R | | Thriller | 16 July 2002 (USA)
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A brutal murder exposes the dark side of Internet fantasy.


Sherwood Ball


Celia Xavier (screenplay)





Credited cast:
Stan Abe ... FBI Agent Sato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lada Boder Lada Boder ... Mistress Olga
Todd Davis Todd Davis ... FBI Agent
Jordan Liddle Jordan Liddle ... Dean Aki
Jason Loughridge Jason Loughridge ... Jimmy
Michael Madsen ... Russ
Edgar Allan Poe IV Edgar Allan Poe IV ... Elliot (as Edgar Allen Poe IV)
Celia Xavier ... Vanessa / Cinda


A brutal murder exposes the dark side of Internet fantasy.

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Rated R for perverse sexuality, violent images, and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal Instinct See more »

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[Sato removes the gag from the "victim's" mouth]
Bound and Gagged Woman: What are you doing?
FBI Agent Sato: Trying to help you.
Bound and Gagged Woman: I've got five more minutes up here!
[stuffs the gag back in the woman's mouth]
FBI Agent Sato: What part of hell do you call home?
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Remember 8mm? This is 2mm.
25 January 2003 | by kargmanSee all my reviews

You can always tell a B-movie that takes BDSM for a theme is gonna be a stinker when it quickly becomes clear that the filmmakers don't know the difference between bondage and SM, because they use the terms interchangeably. If the plot involves an SM snuff flick, you know it's gonna be an evil stinker.

Primal Instinct is the story of a parole officer investigating the death of her sister, who was a bondage site model. The portrayal of the bondage site reveals that the creators had never been on the Internet, much less visited a porn site, and had gotten all their info about what porn sites are like from the real-life equivalents of Maude Flanders.

This film is even more mean-spirited, stupid and ignorant about its subject matter than 8mm was. (8mm also deals with an investigation of the death of a professional woman specializing in BDSM whose death shows up in a snuff flick.) Primal Instinct is not the worst movie ever made but it does suck in every respect. Michael Madsen and the female lead do their best, but god, it just isn't even close to being enough to stand down the cretinous dreck that's being shovelled here.

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