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Addicted to Love1997

Addicted to Love (1997)



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In this slightly dark comedy about romantic obsession, Sam (Matthew Broderick) is an astronomer who likes his life in the small New England town he calls home and loves his fiancée, Linda (Kelly Preston). But one day, Linda tells Sam that she's moving to New York because she has found a new job -- and a new boyfriend. Sam is shocked and doesn't want to give Linda up, so when she moves to Manhattan, Sam follows her. Moving into an empty loft across the street from Linda's new apartment, Sam constructs a camera obscura that allows him to watch what she and her new beau, a French restaurateur named Anton (Tcheky Karyo), are up to. Sam's convinced that Linda is just going through a phase, and when she gets tired of Anton, he'll be there to pick up the pieces. But Sam soon has company in his obsessive watch over Linda's new flat: Anton's former girlfriend, Maggie (Meg Ryan), crashes Sam's hideout and joins him in his spy mission. While Sam just wants Linda back, Maggie is seething with rage against Anton after he dumped her and now she's out for revenge. Addicted to Love was the directorial debut of actor and producer Griffin Dunne; he cast his father, noted author Dominick Dunne, in a small role as a food writer.

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Meg Ryan
as Maggie
Kelly Preston
as Linda Green
Tcheky Karyo
as Anton Depeaux
Remak Ramsay
as Prof. Wells
Larry Pine
as street comic
Maurizio Benazzo
as Euro-chic man
Paolo Calamari
as French bartender
Tom Forrest
as astronomer
Shoshanna Gleich
as school teacher
Mike Hodge
as Linda's doorman
Daniel Dae Kim
as undergrad assistant
Bill Kux
as desk clerk
Steve McAuliff
as business man
Conrad McLaren
as motorcycle man
William Timoney
as restaurant patron
Richard Dreyfuss
as astronomer
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Critic Reviews for Addicted to Love

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

The main problem with this movie is that it wavers between touchy-feely sweetness and dark-hearted nastiness. Its indecisiveness of tone ends up undermining and unraveling the production.

January 5, 2018 | Full Review…

What bothered me more was that the characters are supposed to be intelligent, and yet they have the maturity of gnats. It is always a problem in a love story when the rival seems more interesting than the hero, and that's what happens here.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This twisted romance possesses the soul and edgy atmosphere of an independent film but not quite the conviction.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 oddball premise that's employed to mostly underwhelming effect...

April 14, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

But if a twisted stew of retaliation and romance tickle your taste buds, you'll find it's an amusing little treat.

February 22, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Stalking does not sound like a viable basis for a romantic comedy, but director Griffin Dunne and screenwriter Robert Gordon have somehow made it work.

October 14, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Addicted to Love

Very slight even for a rom com, but I kind of like it. The revenge on the French chef is pretty harsh ( ugh to the cockroach scene). I don't know if I can especially believe any of these four people as a couple, though. Matthew Broderick is kind of meh as a romantic lead, Meg Ryan is psychotic and a bit weird here (and not in a cute, quirky way either, although I think she's meant to be), the Frenchman is hammy and Kelly Preston does the vapid airhead role and can't really care about her. I think this only works because it's an older movie now and you don't see a lot of this cast now in movies, so it's kind of a fun flashback. I can imagine it would have been panned on release.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


It is funny. A little dark (spying on your ex), but funny.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer


Two jilted lovers team up to get revenge on their ex's --- what do you think happens next? The execution of the plotline plays much better than the description, trust me, in this cute little black comedy/romance. Give it a chance, you'll be glad you did.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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