Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Movie Review: 'Addicted to Love'

Posted on

Addicted to Love

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Meg Ryan, Tcheky Karyo, Dominick Dunne, Maureen Stapleton
director:
Griffin Dunne
author:
76458
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a D+

Video is the cinematic court of appeals, where overlooked big-screen features like this fresh romantic comedy about a volatile love quadrangle can get a deserved second chance. Love stars Ryan as Maggie, a wicked-sarcastic motorcycle-riding photographer hell-bent on destroying the life of her ex-lover, Anton (Karyo), a libidinous French restaurateur who left her for a sexy schoolteacher (Preston). As the small-town astronomer whom Anton aced out, Broderick teams up with Maggie to win back their feckless sweethearts. But, of course, that’s not what happens. It’s a pleasure to watch Ryan, a Carole Lombard for the ’90s, put her postmodern screwball spin on the three Rs — romance, rejection, and revenge. A

Comments