Addicted to Love

May 23rd, 1997


Addicted to Love

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Griffin Dunne in Addicted to LoveJohn Travolta and Kelly Preston at event of Addicted to LoveChris Farley at event of Addicted to LoveMariska Hargitay at event of Addicted to LovePeter Gallagher at event of Addicted to LoveJohn Travolta and Kelly Preston at event of Addicted to Love

Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 5.9/10 (12,528 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director: Griffin Dunne

Stars: Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston

Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motor-cyclist who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple, and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other.

Meg Ryan - Maggie
Matthew Broderick - Sam
Kelly Preston - Linda
Tchéky Karyo - Anton (as Tcheky Karyo)
Maureen Stapleton - Nana
Nesbitt Blaisdell - Ed Green
Remak Ramsay - Professor Wells
Lee Wilkof - Carl
Dominick Dunne - Matheson
Susan Forristal - Cecile
Larry Pine - Street Comic
Debbon Ayer - Gwen
Maurizio Benazzo - Euro-Chic Man
Paolo Calamari - French Bartender
Helmar Augustus Cooper - Bus Driver

Taglines: Might as well face it.

Release Date: 23 May 1997

Filming Locations: Centerville, Delaware, USA

Opening Weekend: $11,446,098 (USA) (26 May 1997) (2007 Screens)

Gross: $34,656,904 (USA) (17 August 1997)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Griffin Dunne's directorial debut.

Continuity: When Maggie and Sam walk into Anton's apartment, Maggie throws her scarf off, and in the next shot her coat is already removed as well.

Sam: Oh my God! Oh my God he's killing her!
Maggie: Yeah, he's killin' her all right, and she's loving every minute of it!

User Review

Nothing new, but nice.

Rating: 6/10

How did they manage to create such a beautiful film, a pretty love story, when the story is about two nutters spying on their former partners. When you think about what the story is about, and how far Sam (Matthew Broderick) and Maggie (Meg Ryan) are willing to go in order to get back to (and at) their former partners you would think that both should be either jailed or institutionalized. However, Addicted to Love, manages to create a fairly romantic love story out of it, without us ever doubting the sanity behind their actions. Both Matthew and Meg are here in roles they have portrait many times before in other films, while the star of the film is Tchéky Karyo. You end up hating him and loving him at the same time, feeling sorry for him one minute, wishing him all the worst the next. This is crucial to the story, bringing me to the conclusion that it is Tchéky that really makes the whole film work. One could criticize that even though the idea is original, the story isn't, with no unexpected turns or twists along the way. Simple, but pleasant film. 6/10


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