Love Stinks

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -3

Single adults often find themselves being set up for a date with this person or that one, only to find out later that it was never meant to be. The same is true for Seth Winnick (French Stewart), a screenwriter in his mid-thirties who has just landed a job writing for a popular sitcom. His partner, Larry Garnett (Bill Bellamy), introduces Seth to his wifes best friend, Chelsea Turner (Bridgette Wilson). Chelsea seems perfect at first, and they quickly develop an intimate relationship. But Seth is in for a surprise. Chelsea happens to be one of the most vindictive, manipulative people ever, and Seth is going to have a horrible time just trying to break up with her. LOVE STINKS is termed the unromantic comedy, and it delivers just that. Now, while it isnt romantic, the film is filled with some hilarious scenes that are sure to make audiences roar with laughter. French Stewart is especially funny as the poor guy who becomes entangled in Chelseas suffocating desire for marriage.

The girlfriend, Chelsea, has to be one of the most manipulative characters ever portrayed in a film. Everything she does is motivated by her deep desire to be married. She goes to extraordinary lengths to get Seth to do whatever she desires. The unmarried couple also spends most of the movie living together, which gives way to two graphic sex scenes but with no nudity. There is also an excessive amount of cleavage in the film. It seems that every time one of the main female characters is on screen, she is wearing clothes that are much too revealing. Further, several references to sex and unconventional sex are made, often in the crudest of terms. Foul language is also excessive, with 19 f-words, 18 s-words, and 10 regular profanities. Given its abundance of crude and offensive dialogue and sexual activity, we advise staying upwind of LOVE STINKS.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
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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 (16) times - Mild 6, Moderate 10

Obscene Language: Many (50) times (f word 19, s word 18, other 13)

Profanity: Many (23) times - Regular 10 (G 2, GD 1, My G 2, Good G 1, Oh J 1, C sake 1, For love of G 1); Exclamatory 13 (Oh my God, Oh God)

Violence: Once Moderate (man shot)

Sex: Twice (no nudity, both with motions and sounds, once in bed, once on the beach)

Nudity: None; Near Nudity - Few times (lots of cleavage, women without undergarments, tight fitting clothes, women in lingerie)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (women dance seductively, reference to genitals, references to sex and unconventional sex)

Drugs: Several times (alcohol)

Other: Marriage viewed as major commitment, both in a positive and a negative sense; woman is manipulative

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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