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Love Object (2003)



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Robert Parigi writes and directs the low-budget horror movie Love Object. Technical writer Kenneth (Desmond Harrington) is too shy to reveal his attraction to co-worker Lisa (Melissa Sagemiller). He's only able to relax after ordering Nikki, a Lisa-lookalike sex doll with realistic anatomy. The new, sexually fullfilled Kenneth develops the confidence to talk to the real-life Lisa, but Nikki gets jealous. Kenneth starts to confuse reality with fantasy, leading to violence and gore. Rip Torn and Udo Kier appear in a cameo roles. Love Object premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003.
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    R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
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Rip Torn
as Mr. Novak
Udo Kier
as Radley
Ellen Greene
as Typing Pool Supervisor
John Burns
as Porn Store Clerk
Bryan Crump
as Mysterious Delivery Guy
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Critic Reviews for Love Object

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

The sort of clumsy undertaking that trips up everyone and everything in it.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Washington Post
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Droll and modestly creepy horror film.

Full Review… | May 6, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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What's missing is any sense of why such a handsome man is afraid of women. That makes the premise hard to swallow, especially since Harrington is too commanding to be a believable dweeb.

Full Review… | May 6, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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The movie reaches with increasing desperation toward humor and grisly sadism, and the mood is broken.

Full Review… | April 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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While some pedestrian camerawork and spotty acting from supporting players deflate Love Object, it has enough juice -- and a surprising twist -- to keep fans of the slow-burn horror genre enthralled.

Full Review… | April 22, 2004
Chicago Tribune
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What might have been a commentary on the objectification of women becomes an unrestrained forum for twisted ideas of sexuality.

Full Review… | March 19, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Love Object


The film's structure and creepy plot slide along pretty well with the low-budget production but the execution is kind of clunky and dull.

Zach Parks
Zach Parks

More a mix of a thriller with a black comedy than a horror movie. It was surprisingly good, even though not all plot elements work and the acting is sometimes laughable (but somehow it worked well in the context of the story).

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

What does an office worker living a dull, routine life without friends or a woman do?? Orders one of the life-like silicone love dolls and models it after a female co-worker. More of a hilariously dark psychological thriller than straight-out horror, this is one interesting and deranged film that's unsettling, especially when the main character Kenneth begins to suspect his love-doll "Nikki" is becoming jealous. The addition of a manipulating sex doll always turns the fun level up in any film. Funny and gory. Photobucket

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