Lovelace

2013, Biography/Drama, 1h 33m

129 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard do their best with the material, but Lovelace lacks enough depth and conviction to truly do its fascinating subject justice. Read critic reviews

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After the release of "Deep Throat" in 1972, porn star Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried) becomes an international sensation and spokeswoman for sexual freedom and hedonism; six years later, she presents a darker side to her story.

Cast & Crew

Amanda Seyfried
Linda Lovelace
Peter Sarsgaard
Chuck Traynor
Chris Noth
Anthony Romano
Hank Azaria
Gerry Damiano
Bobby Cannavale
Butchie Peraino
Sharon Stone
Dorothy Boreman
Robert Patrick
John Boreman
Adam Brody
Harry Reems
James Franco
Hugh Hefner
Eric Roberts
Nat Laurendi
Andy Bellin
Screenwriter
Jim Young
Producer
John Thompson
Executive Producer
Mark Gill
Executive Producer
Merritt Johnson
Executive Producer
Avi Lerner
Executive Producer
Danny Dimbort
Executive Producer
Trevor Short
Executive Producer
Boaz Davidson
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Amanda Seyfried
Executive Producer
Peter Sarsgaard
Executive Producer
Eric Alan Edwards
Cinematographer
Robert Dalva
Film Editor
Stephen Trask
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  • Jun 24, 2021
    Critics have been too hard on "behind the scenes" dramatization of Linda Lovelace's escape and survival story. The acting is exemplary throughout; the entire cast deserves tremendous accolades, but I'll single our Amanda Seyfried as Linda and Sharon Stone as her mother. The script and to some extent the direction prevent this bio pic and examination of 70s porn from being the classic it could have been. While told from Linda's point of view, Lovelace could have been more psychologically probing and less superficial. A great effort though, worth you time, especially if you idolize any celebrity. Their real life may be nothing you'd expect.
    Clintus M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2017
    I did not know that Lovelace's story, especially her involvement with the classic porn film Deep Throat, was such a tragic story of naivety and abuse. Seyfriend entirely disappears behind her wig and make up here, giving a pretty damn convincing performance. The writing and direction could have been a little more stringent, though, making it a somewhat uneven movie. People hoping for big sex scenes will not get much out of it either.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2014
    Linda Lovelace's special talent propels her to stardom as she hobnobs with high culture, but her abusive husband casts a pall on the seventies era fun. This film is structured oddly. During the first hour or so, it delights in all the sex, fashion, sex, riches, and sex, and while it isn't nearly as seductive as Boogie Nights or as a wild as The Wolf of Wall Street, Amanda Seyfried's doe eyes certainly make it attractive. The second hour is dedicated to making us feel guilty about having fun. As a result the film becomes a reproach of the porn industry. This is fine, but the structure of the film seems aggressive and didactic. Peter Sarsgaard is actually bad. It's shocking, but his Ike Turner impression is cliched and without depth. Amanda Seyfried is perfect for Lovelace, but the film doesn't give her much to play with. She is allowed to be sexy, and she is; she is allowed to be a victim, and she is; she is allowed to be triumphant, and she is. But the beats between these transitions aren't fully explored. Overall, this film had a lot of potential, but it doesn't live up to it.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2014
    The most interesting thing in this solid biopic is how it shows us one side of Linda Lovelace's life and then subverts it to reveal the real dark truth behind all that we are witnessing, becoming a touching drama about a terribly unlucky woman caught in a very sad life.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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