Addicted to Love

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2 1/2

Sam (Matthew Broderick), an astronomer from a small town in the midwest, is a naive romantic. Maggie (Meg Ryan), a photographer and collage artist from New York, is a worldly-wise cynic. Strangers and polar opposites, what they have in common is an obsession with their respective lovers, who've just jilted them and are now having an affair in Soho. Sam will do anything to win back Linda (Kelly Preston), his childhood sweetheart and only love. Maggie will do anything to get revenge on Anton (Tcheky Karyo), her charming, accomplished French lover and ex-fiance. When Sam and Maggie encounter each other in New York, each spying on their lovers' apartment, an unlikely alliance is formed. As Linda and Anton blissfully pursue their romance, Sam and Maggie embark on a diabolically funny scheme of infiltration and revenge. Yet their plans unexpectedly go awry and the relationships between the four characters evolve in ways none of them could ever have imagined. The intended adult audience should fall for the cleverly written story and the charming humor of Broderick and Ryan.

Unfortunately, ADDICTED TO LOVE has some unsavory addictions of its own, like foul language and sexual innuendo. Linda and Anton's love affair is passionate. He likes to pour food products on himself, with kinky sexual practices with Linda implied. Maggie hides a microphone in their apartment, which allows the audience to hear every explicit moan and groan. All the lovers are unmarried, which means the film's five sexual bedroom encounters are promiscuous. Even Sam and Maggie, the good guys, are guilty of it, and never suffer any negative consequences. Anton chain-smokes cigarettes and Maggie's cynicism, which reveals itself in her foul mouth, becomes too much to bear. Offensive language includes many crude words, three obscenities and a half-dozen regular profanities. Sex organs, body functions, and sexual practices are also given many slang-names. ADDICTED TO LOVE has some addictions you can afford to avoid.

Preview Reviewer: Jason Shepherd
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The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (18) times - Mild 13, Moderate 5

Obscene Language: Several (7) times - f-word 1, s-word 1, other 4

Profanity: Several (6) times - Regular (G 3, G-d 2, for C's sake 1), Exclamatory 9

Violence: Few (4) times - Mild and Moderate (face punch, man pushed down a storm drain, fight with kicking and pushing)

Sex: Several (5) times - (couples in bed, no nudity)

Nudity: Once (male rear nudity obscured by the dark)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times - (man pours food on his body, microphone placed in bedroom reveals explicit moaning and groaning; many sexual innuendoes and slang words for sexual organs/actions)

Drugs: Many times (chain smoking of cigarettes)

Other: Sexual relationships between unmarried couples

Running Time: 101 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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