The Pompatus of Love (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 himself lusting for a sophisticated English coquette who just might be interested in him. Meanwhile, therapist Mark is utterly wrecked over a difficult relationship with Tasha. The title of the film comes from a line in rocker Steve Miller's song, "The Joker".more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Jon Cryer
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On DVD: Nov 2, 1999


Tim Guinee
as Runyon
Mia Sara
as Cynthia
Charles Q. Murphy
as Saxaphone Man
Jim Turner
as Dick Spellman
Michael McKean
as Sitcom Star
Fisher Stevens
as Sitcom Star
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Leonard Folder
Charlie Murphy
as Saxaphone Man
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

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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