The Pompatus of Love (1996)




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This lively and complicated romantic comedy-drama centers on four fellows. Runyon is a poet carrying a torch for Kathryn. Womanizer Josh is having a number of flings but still cares for his ex-wife. Phil finds himself lusting for a sophisticated English coquette. Meanwhile, therapist Mark is troubled by a relationship.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
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Jon Cryer
as Mark
Tim Guinee
as Runyon
Mia Sara
as Cynthia
Charlie Murphy
as Saxaphone Man
Liana Pai
as Ting
Jim Turner
as Dick Spellman
Renee Props
as Flynn
Michael McKean
as Sitcom Star
Fisher Stevens
as Sitcom Star
Jennifer Tilly
as Tarzaan
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Leonard Folder
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Critic Reviews for The Pompatus of Love

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Yet another verbose film about a quartet of white males going through rough transition to adulthood. Steve Miller's song, The Joker, about the pompatus of love serves as the title for an uninspired tale.

Full Review… | October 8, 2006

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October 15, 2005

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March 30, 2005
Los Angeles CityBeat

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June 13, 2003

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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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