Addicted to LoveMay 23, 1997
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
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.
(as Tcheky Karyo)
Helmar Augustus Cooper
Might as well face it.
Release Date: 23 May 1997
Filming Locations: Centerville, Delaware, USA
Opening Weekend: $11,446,098
(26 May 1997)
(17 August 1997)
Did You Know?
Griffin Dunne's directorial debut.
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.
Oh my God! Oh my God he's killing her!
Yeah, he's killin' her all right, and she's loving every minute of it!
Nothing new, but nice.
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