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Lord Love a Duck (2000)

Lord Love a Duck


Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 5
Rotten: 2

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2000 Wide


Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 1,337


Movie Info

An intelligent, eccentric high school senior devotes his life to indulging the every whim of the beautiful girl he adores in this quirky, dark-humored comedy. Roddy McDowall plays Alan Musgrave, an odd duck who immediately falls for the school's new student, Barbara Ann Greene (Tuesday Weld). Using his quick wits, he helps her win acceptance amongst the popular girls and a cushy job in the principal's office. Never demanding anything in return, Alan doesn't even complain when she falls for an … More

Drama , Classics , Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Dec 2, 2003


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Critic Reviews for Lord Love a Duck

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2) | DVD (2)

Kooky satire.

Full Review… | February 16, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bizarre, underrated black comedy deserving rediscovery

September 4, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)


Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Lord Love a Duck

Hokey smokes! Where did this tantalizing hidden gem of a dark comedy come from!?! I never even heard of it, but zowie, it's a keeper right up there with The Graduate and You're A Big Boy Now insofar as subversive, in-your-face, us-against-the-establishment-with-a-smirk, 60's style movies go. Think ... if Altman's M*A*S*H and Hitchcock's Psycho had a kid. Its sorta like that.
Loved it.

Apeneck Fletcher

Super Reviewer

This is a fun movie, I loved Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon together in the movie they were hilarious. This comedy is really zany and very funny. I really liked it.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

If you're one of those people who wanted to hug Ferris Bueller rather than throw him under the wheels of Mr. Frye's prize Ferrari, then you'll hold Roddy McDowell's smarmy, obnoxious character in "Lord Love a Duck" close to your heart. Hey, at least Matthew Broderick wasn't a 37-year-old trying to pass himself off as a high-school senior.

The above Flixster review is right to emphasize the cashmere-sweater scene, though...that is seriously twisted. But shame on the reviewer for daring to compare this film with the incomparable satire of "The Loved One."

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer


Dark and somewhat evil satire of the shallow "want" society of Southern California where appearance and desire are the be all end all of existence. Everything is attacked here: religion, school, psychiatry, age, the movie industry, love and "Wild Bikini" beach movement of the 60's.
Perhaps the funniest thing is that no matter how bad and shallow the writers and director thought things were at the time in this society 44 years later it is sooo much worse. Hmm, perhaps nobody watched this movie and got it's message.

Sean Scobie

Super Reviewer

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