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Love Stinks (1999)



Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 47
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 38

This one-dimensional comedy with recycled laughs will have you holding your nose.


Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 14

This one-dimensional comedy with recycled laughs will have you holding your nose.



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Seth Winnick is a television comedy writer who falls for the beautiful Chelsea Turner when they meet at the wedding of his best friend Larry and his betrothed Holly. Seth's relationship with Chelsea evolves quickly like a missile launch over the next 24 hours. This mirrors the relationship of the characters on Seth's show. The sex is great. Magic is in the air. Love is beautiful. But when things don't move toward marriage fast enough for Chelsea, the relationship starts to sour. That's when the


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Jeff Franklin

Feb 1, 2000

Legacy Releasing

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All Critics (54) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (38) | DVD (5)

Love Stinks offers up the very modest pleasures of a middling TV show, something you'd watch only if the cable went out on a Friday night.

January 1, 2000
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Love Stinks is such a paean to television, it would have done better to go straight to video, where it belongs.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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A cut-rate romantic comedy of the kind that Adam Sandler would star in if his movies made no money.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
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Sometimes it stinks with the sweat of failure. But sometimes it's as bitterly funny as its makers could hope.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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Holy mother of the bride, what bile was Jeff Franklin drinking when he came up with this curdled revenge fantasy?

January 1, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Jeff Franklin's idea of cutting-edge comedy writing runs to the kind of vulgar, unfunny shtick that puts the gag in 'gag.'

January 1, 2000
New York Post
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With 3rd Rock from the Sun's French Stewart in the lead, it's hard to not think 'sitcom' while watching this 'un-romantic comedy.'

September 10, 2005 Full Review Source:

They got one word in the title right.

August 29, 2005
Flipside Movie Emporium

Witless romantic comedy with hooks and lines that are all stinkers.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

In the last 10 minutes, the film even flickers to real life. But that doesn't make up for the more than 80 minutes that's gone before.

January 1, 2000
Newhouse News Service

This movie begs the question: Why do funny people make mediocre movies?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

It's an awful, misanthropic, deadly unfunny and badly acted war - of - the - sexes travesty.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sure, women with wedlock on the brain and men led around by their private parts are good for a chuckle, but only if you have something witty or perceptive to say about them.

January 1, 2000
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The bad smell emanating from this unsavory comedy simply means it's dead on arrival, is beyond resuscitation and is already quite putrid.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

While the film bills itself as an unromantic comedy, the truth is that it's an unromantic un-comedy.

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Love Stinks

This movie rocks. I love this movie. It has some of the funniest acting and scripting that I have seen in a while. I can't remember when I laughed so hard. This movie is sort of like "War of the Roses," except this is much more psychotic. I highly recommend this movie to those who like their comedies as black as they come.

Plot: French Stewart, who is a TV writer, falls in love with a babe who MUST get married soon. She does everything to advance the relationship far beyond its years. Of course, French does not want this, and it leads to some very dark and funny circumstances. It uses sophisticated humor (i.e. how this affects his show and life overall) as well as completely low-brow humor (i.e. using farts as a weapon of revenge.)

Script: This movie has some very funny lines. There are some lines that I almost choked on because I was not suspecting them. I am sure that the next time I see this movie I will pick up some very quotable quotes. Listen carefully to what they say, and you will be highly rewarded.

Acting: This has some of the funniest and truest acting that I have ever seen. I actually liked Bill Bellamy in his role. Go see this movie when it comes out just for him. French is really decent, but you have to go with him because "Love will make you do f***ed up things. Everybody else works, especially the girlfriend.

The ending just rocks, and it is very fitting. (Unfortunately I have been seeing the ending in the should be saved.) Everybody should go see this movie. It is very good, and I did not even notice the editing because I was laughing so hard. I took a point off simply because some of the scenes I had seen before
August 13, 2008

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December 26, 2007
Leo L

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Very entertaining.
June 15, 2007

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