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Loving Jezebel (1999)

Loving Jezebel (1999)

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Critic Consensus: The script is cliched and badly written. The female characters aren't believable, and the movie is not funny.

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Writer-director Kwyn Bader debuts with this romantic comedy about finding the right woman at the wrong time. Theodorus (Hill Harper) has a knack for falling for "Jezebels," women who are already involved with someone else. His romantic misadventures begin in Kindergarten and continue with a platonic relationship with beautiful acting student Frances (Nicole Ari Parker), a fling with a teddy bear-obsessed lass, and a passionate crush on fledgling poet and very married Samantha (Laurel Holloman). Loving Jezebel was screened at the 1999 Chicago Film Festival.

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Cast

Hill Harper
as Theodorus Melville
David Moscow
as Gabe Parks
Phylicia Rashad
as Alice Melville
John Doman
as Pop Melville
Justin Pierre Edmund
as Little Theodorus
Heather Gottlieb
as Nina Clarise
Diandra Newlin
as Nikki Noodleman
Laurel Holloman
as Samatha Parks
Faith Greer
as Mrs. Harp
Barry Yourgrau
as Mr. Leone
Eugene Ashe
as Man in Car
Makeda Christodoulos
as Israeli Girl No. 1
Abigail Rose Revasch
as Israeli Girl No. 2
Judah Domke
as Customer No. 1
Jason Hefter
as Customer No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Loving Jezebel

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

It's hard to dislike a romantic comedy that's infatuated with the concept of love.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/5

Somehow manages to squander both an appealing cast and an inviting Manhattan setting.

January 1, 2000

A beguiling flow and grace to [a]strenuously inconsequential script.

January 1, 2000

Captures the embarrassment of foreplay, but it could use a few lessons in the art of seduction.

January 1, 2000

An oafish wish-fulfillment wankfest.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A slight, unpleasant romantic comedy.

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Loving Jezebel

Intriguing story plot.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

½

Good film, great performance by Hill Harper...he's a highly underrated actor.

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