Addicted to Love

directed by Griffin Dunne
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1997
Date Added:04/03/2008
Date Watched:03/28/2005
Description:Meg Ryan ... Maggie
Matthew Broderick ... Sam
Kelly Preston ... Linda Green
Tchéky Karyo ... Anton Depeux
Maureen Stapleton ... Nana
My Rating:8

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Review - Addicted to Love

Sam is in love with Linda. She goes off to New York and the next thing he knows, he’s getting a Dear John letter — read to him by Linda’s father. Sam takes off to New York and finds Linda living with Anton, a French chef. He moves into the abandoned building across the street and begins recording everything they do. He sets up a camera obscura and watches their actions on the wall of his flat.

Then one day Maggie shows up. She’s a wild girl who used to be engaged to Anton and wants to ruin his life for ruining hers. She bugs his apartment, so now they can hear as well as see what’s going on across the street. Sam and Maggie partner up and begin to do what they can to ruin the relationship of Linda and Anton — planting evidence of an affair in Anton’s belongings, letting cockroaches loose in Anton’s restaurant, putting strawberries in Anton’s pillow (he’s allergic).

Finally, it works and Linda leaves. Sam goes to her hotel, and she accepts him back. But he suddenly realizes he doesn’t love her — he loves Maggie. Meanwhile, Maggie feels sorry for Anton and goes to his apartment and gets him to admit that they’re even. Sam tells Linda that Anton is in traction and needs her. He then hops a plane for home, but soon comes back and finds Maggie.

This movie was cute, but it had some very funny lines. Like when Maggie first showed up in the abandoned building:

Maggie: What’s your name?
Sam: Mike.
Maggie: What’s your name, Mike?
Sam: Sam.
Maggie: Nice to meet you Sam, I’m Maggie.

The characters of Sam and Maggie were likeable and much more interesting than Anton and especially Linda.
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