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Lovelace (2013)

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The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.


Andy Bellin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Linda
Peter Sarsgaard ... Chuck
Sharon Stone ... Dorothy Boreman
Robert Patrick ... John Boreman
Juno Temple ... Patsy
Chris Noth ... Anthony Romano
Bobby Cannavale ... Butchie Peraino
Hank Azaria ... Gerry Damiano
Adam Brody ... Harry Reems
Chloë Sevigny ... Feminist Journalist
James Franco ... Hugh Hefner
Debi Mazar ... Dolly
Wes Bentley ... Thomas - Photographer
Eric Roberts ... Nat Laurendi
Ron Pritchard Ron Pritchard ... Sammy Davis Jr. (as Ronald Pritchard)


The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The truth goes deeper than you think. See more »


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

8 August 2013 (Croatia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gili gerkle See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$184,536, 11 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Olivia Wilde was considered for the lead role, but she declined due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


When the door is opened at hotel after the beach scene, the door handle has a magnetic key card slot, specifically a Ving Card 980 not released until the mid-to-late 1990s. See more »


Butchie Peraino: [Eating oysters] You know, these are natural aphrodisiacs, honey.
Dolly: Yeah?
Butchie Peraino: Yeah, they make you horny.
Dolly: I'm always horny.
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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »


Your Mama Wants Ya Back
Written by Betty Mabry
Performed by Betty Davis
Published by Higher Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Light in the Attic Records
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tone-deaf & missing eloquence and essence
11 August 2013 | by sinnerofcinemaSee all my reviews

As I was watching Lovelace I really wanted to like this movie. It you have seen the documentary "Inside Deep Throat" and you watch this film, you'll realize that even with the artistic license the filmmakers gave themselves here, there is much missing in this story. The actors seem like they were doing their jobs. They did not seem truthful in their exposition and intent. Amanda seems miscast for the second half of the film. Watching the second half of the film got ever so more interesting. Things were happening and I could not quite pin down why they weren't working. The story was developing but it was not synchronized. Now that does not mean it need to be chronological, it just need to keep a certain mode to ensure the viewer remains invested in the story. I found myself drifting thinking why are some of the characters coming across as empty shells and I could not figure it out. This of course was causing my suspension of disbelief to be altered whereas I could not focus my mind on the images presented. To me, the best performance of the film was of Adam Brody and he was only in the film minutes at a time, but he was very convincing as Linda Lovelance's co star of "Deep throat" and he performed with conviction and credibility. And that is where my gripe comes from, Amanda's performance was not credible. Peter Saarsagard was playing well... Petet Saarsgard and if you see him in other film such as "Dying Gaul" you'll see that what you see is what you get. With Sharon Stone unfortunately there wasn't much of a range. Did they make her up differently, yes they did. However, she was being well....and older Sharon Stone. Then midway the narratives started to intermingle with it seems like two stories being told simultaneously and that further detracted from the story. Interesting enough, after seeing "The Canyons" the day before I kept thinking to myself that this film would have been better served in the hands for Paul Schrader and the lead actress would have been better served if it was played by troubled Lindsay Lohan. Even though many wonder why she keeps getting second chances withe roles in films and the answer is because she is very talented. Yes, she tends to squander on her chances, but this is one actress that seem like she would have been more suited to play the part than Amanda. The film succeed with the look of the 70's. However, for such a sultry story, this film could have been told with more bravado instead of it being more sanitized to reach a wider audience or conform to notes given by too many hands working in the kitchen. Someone with a voice should have taken this film and moved it to decidedly darker places as the porn industry really was back in the day as it stand many of the film's characters came across as caricatures of the real people, except for Adam Brody who seem to have nailed his character perfectly.

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