A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)



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Writer-director Martin Lawrence billed this comic drama as his own version of the film Fatal Attraction (1987). Lawrence stars as Darnell, a hopeless male chauvinist. Darnell is a crude-but-smooth talker and lady's man who doesn't take no for an answer. He works for a nightclub called Chocolate City and aspires to be its owner. He trades VIP privileges at the club for favors from women. Though he is an expert at conning women, he sometimes worries about what his childhood sweetheart Mia (Regina … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kenny Buford, Kim Bass, Bentley Kyle Evans, Martin Lawrence
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
New Line Home Entertainment


as Darnell Wright

as Brandi Web

as Ma Wright

as Adrienne

as Manny

as Marvis

as Parking Attendant

as Bartender

as 1st Club Security

as Officer No. 1

as Officer No. 2

as Officer Evans
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Critic Reviews for A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

Sluggishly paced and too seldom funny...

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

The script lacks wit and depth, while Lawrence's direction is meandering and undramatic, full of showy, over-elaborate camera movements.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Too serious to be a comedy, too flippant to be a thriller, it often feels like a backhanded act of penance for the misogynist humor in the star's comedy act.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

[Lawrence is] a charming, gifted comic with a killer smile, but he's way out of his depth in this Fatal Attraction knockoff, which he also co-wrote and stars in.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate takes its name from the Persuaders 1971 hit that has been re-recorded by the Pretenders, Annie Lennox and H-Town. You could have just as much fun simply playing one of them and skipping the movie.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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The screenplay is credited to four writers, and its unevenness argues that none of them were on the same wavelength.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Thin Line Between Love and Hate


i used to love this one but after the third viewing it didnt hold up, still decent

danny d

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Crazy funny!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


The 'nrother' element normally gets on my nerves but this was great.

Barry Lappin

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