Addicted to Love

1997

Addicted to Love

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56%

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Total Count: 32

50%

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User Ratings: 36,043
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Movie Info

In this slightly dark comedy about romantic obsession, Sam (Matthew Broderick) is an astronomer who likes his life in the small New England town he calls home and loves his fiancée, Linda (Kelly Preston). But one day, Linda tells Sam that she's moving to New York because she has found a new job -- and a new boyfriend. Sam is shocked and doesn't want to give Linda up, so when she moves to Manhattan, Sam follows her. Moving into an empty loft across the street from Linda's new apartment, Sam constructs a camera obscura that allows him to watch what she and her new beau, a French restaurateur named Anton (Tcheky Karyo), are up to. Sam's convinced that Linda is just going through a phase, and when she gets tired of Anton, he'll be there to pick up the pieces. But Sam soon has company in his obsessive watch over Linda's new flat: Anton's former girlfriend, Maggie (Meg Ryan), crashes Sam's hideout and joins him in his spy mission. While Sam just wants Linda back, Maggie is seething with rage against Anton after he dumped her and now she's out for revenge. Addicted to Love was the directorial debut of actor and producer Griffin Dunne; he cast his father, noted author Dominick Dunne, in a small role as a food writer.

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Cast

Meg Ryan
as Maggie
Kelly Preston
as Linda Green
Tcheky Karyo
as Anton Depeaux
Remak Ramsay
as Prof. Wells
Larry Pine
as street comic
Maurizio Benazzo
as Euro-chic man
Paolo Calamari
as French bartender
Tom Forrest
as astronomer
Shoshanna Gleich
as school teacher
Mike Hodge
as Linda's doorman
Daniel Dae Kim
as undergrad assistant
Bill Kux
as desk clerk
Steve McAuliff
as business man
Conrad McLaren
as motorcycle man
William Timoney
as restaurant patron
Richard Dreyfuss
as astronomer
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Critic Reviews for Addicted to Love

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Audience Reviews for Addicted to Love

  • Jun 07, 2014
    It is funny. A little dark (spying on your ex), but funny.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 16, 2011
    Two jilted lovers team up to get revenge on their ex's --- what do you think happens next? The execution of the plotline plays much better than the description, trust me, in this cute little black comedy/romance. Give it a chance, you'll be glad you did.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2010
    For a Rom-Com this is about as good as it gets. Although the plot is on the same order of predictability for other Rom-Coms, Griffin Dunne smatters the concept with some very interesting concept and characters. Mathew Broderick is an astronomer, who dumped by his lifetime love Kelly Preston. For a Hollywood scientist he’s not annoyingly inaccurate, the best praise I can give for Hollywood’s interpretation of science. Meg Ryan ex Tceky Karo is living with Kelly Preston now. Meg and Mathew become stalkers of there respective ex’s. Both of them battling over the right to live in an abandoned building across the street. Broderick rigs up a photo multiplier to work as a Camera Obscurra so they can watch the going on in the apartment across the street. Broderick shows the strain by coming up with statistical methods for analyzing the couples happiness. Meg plays a tougher character than in any of her other movies. She wears a wife beater. Full motorcycle leathers and rides a crotch rocket. I’m not really in love with the plot, but the character development and small details are excellent.
    Bill C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2009
    A Comedy About Lost Loves And Last Laughs
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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