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Addicted to Love

Director: Griffin Dunne
Writer: Robert Gordon
Director of Photography:Andrew Dunn
Editor:Elizabeth Kling
Music:Rachel Portman
Production Designer:Robin Standefer
Producers:Jeffrey Silver and Bobby Newmyer
Warner Bros.; R; 97 minutes
Release:5/97
Cast:Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tcheky Karyo and Maureen Stapleton

Why on earth was the perky Ryan cast as a toughy biker out for revenge? She can't pull off the transformation, even with the help of heavy black eyeliner and clunky black boots. Jilted by their lovers, Sam (Broderick) and Maggie (Ryan) team up in an abandoned building to spy on their exes, Anton (Karyo) and Linda (Preston), who are living together in a hip loft across the street. Sure, Maggie and Sam are essentially stalkers, but they're not as creepy as Jim Carrey was in The Cable Guy. The peeping pair devise screwball schemes to break up the amorous couple. Dunne's use of the camera obscura, which transforms their room into a topsy-turvy screen for the world outside, is the only reason to see this uneven comedy on the big screen.


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