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Love Stinks (1999)



Critic Consensus: This one-dimensional comedy with recycled laughs will have you holding your nose.

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Seth Winnick is a television comedy writer who falls for the beautiful Chelsea Turner when they meet at the wedding of his best friend Larry and his betrothed Holly. Seth's relationship with Chelsea evolves quickly like a missile launch over the next 24 hours. This mirrors the relationship of the characters on Seth's show. The sex is great. Magic is in the air. Love is beautiful. But when things don't move toward marriage fast enough for Chelsea, the relationship starts to sour. That's when the fun hits the fan. It not only affects Seth's personal life but his professional life as well. The nurturing, caring, loving relationship on the show becomes highly combustible. Chelsea versus Seth. It's war.

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Renata Scott
as Mrs. Littlejohn
Lisa Amsterdam
as Writer No. 1
Tom Gammill
as Writer No. 2
Tim Hightower
as Writer No. 3
Hal Spear
as Writer No. 4
Bob Perlow
as Warm-up Guy
Shae Marks
as Jasmine
Colleen Camp
as Monica Harris
John O'Hurley
as Walter Drooz
Robyn Donny
as Spa Receptionist
Dale Raoul
as Colonic Nurse
Brett Miller
as Trainer
Jeff Franklin
as Hotel Clerk
Carole Franklin
as Real Estate Agent
Rachel Winfree
as Dental Assistant
Terry Lee Crisp
as Reverend `E'
Meilani Paul
as Elvette
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Critic Reviews for Love Stinks

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (19)

Love Stinks smells like a bad sitcom.

January 1, 2000

A cinematic exercise in overstatement.

January 1, 2000

The title is a misnomer. This movie has nothing to do with love; it's about lust, lucre and well-paid losers.

January 1, 2000

Holy mother of the bride, what bile was Jeff Franklin drinking when he came up with this curdled revenge fantasy?

January 1, 2000 | Rating: F

A cut-rate romantic comedy of the kind that Adam Sandler would star in if his movies made no money.

January 1, 2000

Jeff Franklin's idea of cutting-edge comedy writing runs to the kind of vulgar, unfunny shtick that puts the gag in 'gag.'

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Love Stinks

This movie rocks. I love this movie. It has some of the funniest acting and scripting that I have seen in a while. I can't remember when I laughed so hard. This movie is sort of like "War of the Roses," except this is much more psychotic. I highly recommend this movie to those who like their comedies as black as they come. Plot: French Stewart, who is a TV writer, falls in love with a babe who MUST get married soon. She does everything to advance the relationship far beyond its years. Of course, French does not want this, and it leads to some very dark and funny circumstances. It uses sophisticated humor (i.e. how this affects his show and life overall) as well as completely low-brow humor (i.e. using farts as a weapon of revenge.) Script: This movie has some very funny lines. There are some lines that I almost choked on because I was not suspecting them. I am sure that the next time I see this movie I will pick up some very quotable quotes. Listen carefully to what they say, and you will be highly rewarded. Acting: This has some of the funniest and truest acting that I have ever seen. I actually liked Bill Bellamy in his role. Go see this movie when it comes out just for him. French is really decent, but you have to go with him because "Love will make you do f***ed up things. Everybody else works, especially the girlfriend. The ending just rocks, and it is very fitting. (Unfortunately I have been seeing the ending in the should be saved.) Everybody should go see this movie. It is very good, and I did not even notice the editing because I was laughing so hard. I took a point off simply because some of the scenes I had seen before

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Leo L

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Very entertaining.

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