Fool for Love (1985)

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Though there are several actors in Fool for Love, two share the majority of screen time: Sam Shepard as Eddie, and Kim Basinger as May. May toils away at a fleabag motel; Eddie is her former love, long absent. Unexpectedly re-entering May's life, Eddie picks up where he left off, and soon the couple is alternately bickering violently and making love with equal fervor. Peripheral characters include Harry Dean Stanton as a boozed-up bum, Martha Crawford as an aristocratic would-be murderer, and … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Sam Shepard
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On DVD: Apr 20, 2004
Runtime:
Cannon Films

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as Martin

as May's mother

as Eddie's mother

as Teenage May

as Teenage Eddie

as Young May

as Mr. Valdez
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Critic Reviews for Fool for Love

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Fool For Love is too removed from the real world to connect as more than a spooky, extradimensional love story.

Full Review… | May 13, 2004
AV Club
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Though most of the tension of the theatrical presentation is gone, the movie preserves a lot of the play's lunatic humor. It also understands the Shepard concern for characters who have somehow found themselves cut loose from any social roots.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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With Fool for Love, he has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Altman's staging only underlines the pretentious vagaries built into Shepard's concept.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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