Fool for Love (1985)

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In this Robert Altman film, Eddie (Sam Shepard) and May (Kim Basinger) are on-again-off-again lovers who haven't seen each other in a while. When drifter Eddie suddenly turns up in May's New Mexican town, the two struggle to deal with the implications of their past and present emotions.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Cannon Films

Cast

Sam Shepard
as Eddie
Randy Quaid
as Martin
Martha Crawford
as May's mother
Louise Egolf
as Eddie's mother
Sura Cox
as Teenage May
Jonathan Skinner
as Teenage Eddie
April Russell
as Young May
Lon Hill
as Mr. Valdez
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Critic Reviews for Fool for Love

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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Full Review… | July 21, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Fool For Love is too removed from the real world to connect as more than a spooky, extradimensional love story.

May 13, 2004
AV Club
Top Critic

Though most of the tension of the theatrical presentation is gone, the movie preserves a lot of the play's lunatic humor. It also understands the Shepard concern for characters who have somehow found themselves cut loose from any social roots.

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

Altman's staging only underlines the pretentious vagaries built into Shepard's concept.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

With Fool for Love, he has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Fool for Love

Robert Altman directs a fine cast with all the authority and finesse a good play deserves, so it's too bad the play fooled them all. Sam Shepard's drama of intense, forbidden love in the modern West is made to seem like specious stuff filled with dramatic ideas left over from the 1950s.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

Though most of the tension of the theatrical presentation is gone, the movie preserves a lot of the play's lunatic humor. It also understands the Shepard concern for characters who have somehow found themselves cut loose from any social roots.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood
½

A ideological visualization of a love game between a man and a woman who both are obsessed with each other.

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

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