Loverboy

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45

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  • Summary: Brilliant, beautiful and financially secure, Emily Stoll (Sedgwick) never wanted a husband or a house with a picket fence. She knew she needed just one thing to make her happy: a child with whom she could share life's wonders. (ThinkFilm)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. 75
    First-time director Kevin Bacon (Mr. Sedgwick) cleverly maintains a balance of discomfiting and familiar by jumping nimbly around Emily's life.
  2. Loverboy is a grim little story, but it's leavened unexpectedly with humor and energy. A stylish and thoughtful director, Bacon marries music to image beautifully.
  3. Reviewed by: Bob Westal
    70
    Kevin Bacon's witty and effective, yet squirm-inducing, directorial debut.
  4. Bacon instinctively pushes Loverboy toward surreal domestic satire. It's fascinating to watch Sedgwick try to make Emily into a luminous wack job.
  5. 50
    actor-turned-director Kevin Bacon (Sedgwick's husband) can't seem to decide if he's making a film about a loving eccentric or a sociopath.
  6. Almost until the end, Loverboy maintains a shaky integrity. But in its final moments it caves in to convention with a mawkish epilogue to a story that ends with an appalling act of selfishness.
  7. Bacon lavishes his camera on her (Sedgwick) in various states of dress and undress, but the script, by Hannah Shakespeare - talk about having to live up to a name! - is a cheat. It rarely expands on the boy's crises in having to deal with such a mother.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    7
    Unfortunately, I don't think this movie has gotten all the attention it deserves. That is perhaps one of the reasons why it is not well knownUnfortunately, I don't think this movie has gotten all the attention it deserves. That is perhaps one of the reasons why it is not well known and up to certain point, underrated. I believe this is a very unique, innovative work. It has a great cast, and could have been a great film but sadly, it is not . 'Loverboy' collides with some conservative views for it challenges certain aspects of parenthood. It is intriguing, intelligent,and innovative. I never felt bored..although at times I got lost. I know there was plenty of room for improvement. The story needed more fluidity and some of the characters needed to be developed further. Overall, a good movie that with a better script, and more consistency, could have been a 9. Expand
  2. KenG.
    Jul 21, 2006
    4
    They came up with an intruing premise, but failed to come up with a compelling script, as story just sort of sputters along.

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