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Loverboy (2005)

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A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.

Director:

Kevin Bacon

Writers:

Hannah Shakespeare (screenplay), Victoria Redel (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyra Sedgwick ... Emily
Dominic Scott Kay ... Paul (6 years old)
Kevin Bacon ... Marty
Blair Brown ... Jeanette Rawley
Matt Dillon ... Mark
Oliver Platt ... Mr. Pomeroy
Campbell Scott ... Paul's Father
Marisa Tomei ... Sybil
Sosie Bacon ... Emily (10 years old)
Travis Bacon Travis Bacon ... Lenny
John Lafayette ... Allen Rawley
Jessica Stone ... Anita Biddle
Melissa Errico ... Miss Silken
Nancy Giles Nancy Giles ... Principal
Carolyn McCormick ... Ruth the Realtor
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Emily tells her son Paul, now six years old, the story of his life - how she sought motherhood, to be a mom without a husband, to raise a perfect, exceptional child, whom she calls Loverboy. In flashbacks told around a pretend car trip they take - so he can practice driving - we see Paul's infancy, their fun together (sometimes with a manic edge), and his growing desire to go to school and be with other kids. We also flash back to Emily's childhood, with parents so bound up with each other that she's virtually ignored. Is Emily going to be able to let Paul be with others? Or, can she, as in the David Bowie song she sings at a school talent show, construct a life on Mars? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some mothers aren't meant to be moms.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick also appeared in Lemon Sky (1988), Pyrates (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Woodsman (2004), and Cavedweller (2004). See more »

Quotes

Emily: Fitting in with the outside world, respectability, suitability, conformity, were never high on my priority list; neither was normalcy. I admit: I cultivated arrogance. The world would be our school; I wanted to learn it and teach it to you.
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Connections

References Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000) See more »

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Life On Mars?
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A failure, yes, but why?
27 October 2005 | by Juliette2005See all my reviews

Kevin Bacon is a fine actor, and I was looking forward to this, his debut as a director. He's certainly worked with some of the best in the business, and one would hope that he'd picked up some great lessons in film making.

But this film, sadly, doesn't offer us much.

I believe the two main reasons it doesn't work are the script, and the casting of Kyra Sedgewick, Mr. Bacons real life wife.

The script is pretentious and humorless and forced, and Ms. Sedgewick, a fine actress with a beautiful body (shown off here quite often) is almost fetishized by her husband in this film- to the detriment of the story itself.

It's a film chock-a-block with celebrity cameos, everyone from Matt Dillion to Sandra Bullock to Campbell Scott and Marisa Tomei, and no one really survives it.

I will say this though- it is a BOLD failure, and I do look forward to what Mr. Bacon can do with a half decent script. He (and we) deserve better.


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Official Sites:

Think Film [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Loverboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Northvale, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,285, 18 June 2006

Gross USA:

$33,223

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,457
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