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Love Object (2003)

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Robert Parigi writes and directs the low-budget horror movie Love Object. Technical writer Kenneth (Desmond Harrington) is too shy to reveal his attraction to co-worker Lisa (Melissa Sagemiller). He's only able to relax after ordering Nikki, a Lisa-lookalike sex doll with realistic anatomy. The new, sexually fullfilled Kenneth develops the confidence to talk to the real-life Lisa, but Nikki gets jealous. Kenneth starts to confuse reality with fantasy, leading to violence and gore. Rip Torn and … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Parigi
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On DVD: Jul 13, 2004
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LionsGate Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Love Object

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

The sort of clumsy undertaking that trips up everyone and everything in it.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Droll and modestly creepy horror film.

Full Review… | May 6, 2004
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

What's missing is any sense of why such a handsome man is afraid of women. That makes the premise hard to swallow, especially since Harrington is too commanding to be a believable dweeb.

Full Review… | May 6, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The movie reaches with increasing desperation toward humor and grisly sadism, and the mood is broken.

Full Review… | April 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

While some pedestrian camerawork and spotty acting from supporting players deflate Love Object, it has enough juice -- and a surprising twist -- to keep fans of the slow-burn horror genre enthralled.

Full Review… | April 22, 2004
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

What might have been a commentary on the objectification of women becomes an unrestrained forum for twisted ideas of sexuality.

Full Review… | March 19, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Love Object

What does an office worker living a dull, routine life without friends or a woman do?? Orders one of the life-like silicone love dolls and models it after a female co-worker. More of a hilariously dark psychological thriller than straight-out horror, this is one interesting and deranged film that's unsettling, especially when the main character Kenneth begins to suspect his love-doll "Nikki" is becoming jealous. The addition of a manipulating sex doll always turns the fun level up in any film. Funny and gory.

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DrBenway
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

½

Desmond Harrington does a fantastic job as Kenneth Winslow. He's sort of like half Norman Bates and half Willard (but without all the rats!).

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drblood
Dr Blood  

Super Reviewer

Top notch, psychotic performance by Desmond Harrington in a movie that doesn't pull it's punches. The anti-May movie, for people who like their villains, whether you feel sorry for them or not, not to be the heroes.

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cacutshaw
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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