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Love Object (2003)

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.

Cast

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.

May 28, 2004 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

Droll and modestly creepy horror film.

May 6, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

May 6, 2004 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The movie reaches with increasing desperation toward humor and grisly sadism, and the mood is broken.

April 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

April 22, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

What might have been a commentary on the objectification of women becomes an unrestrained forum for twisted ideas of sexuality.

March 19, 2004 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Love Object

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

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

Top notch, psychotic performance by Desmond Harrington in a movie that doesn't pull it's punches. The anti-May movie, for people who like their villains, whether you feel sorry for them or not, not to be the heroes.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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