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The Pompatus of Love (1996)


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This lively and complicated romantic comedy-drama centers on four fellows. Runyon is a poet carrying a torch for Kathryn; he flies to LA to talk about scripting a movie and is accompanied by the lovely Tarzaan. Gadabout Josh is seen having a fling with a Chinese hat-check girl and pursuing Cynthia; despite his womanizing, he also still cares for his ex-wife Gina, the sister of Phil, a plumber and owner of a hardware store who is married with two children. Phil is in a quandary because he finds … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Cryer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 1999


as Runyon

as Cynthia

as Saxaphone Man

as Dick Spellman

as Sitcom Star

as Sitcom Star

as Leonard Folder

as Saxaphone Man
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Critic Reviews for The Pompatus of Love

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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Yet another verbose film about a quartet of white males going through rough transition to adulthood. Steve Miller's song, The Joker, about the pompatus of love serves as the title for an uninspired tale.

Full Review… | October 8, 2006

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