DirectorGriffin Dunne Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 23, 1997 CastMeg Ryan (Maggie), Matthew Broderick (Sam), Kelly Preston (Linda Green), Tchéky Karyo (Anton Depeux), Maureen Stapleton (Nana), Nesbitt Blaisdell (Ed Green) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Interstellar, Jamon Jamon, A Life Less Ordinary, John Wick, Knock Knock
TaglineA Comedy About Lost Loves And Last Laughs
Addicted to love 1997 official movie trailer
Addicted to Love is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Griffin Dunne, starring Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Tchéky Karyo, and Kelly Preston. The movie's title is based on Robert Palmer's song "Addicted to Love".
Two pairs of lovers play out a comedy of errors, in which Maggie (Ryan) and Sam (Broderick), try several unethical and nasty tricks to break apart the envied union of their respective former partners, Anton (Karyo) and Linda (Preston).
Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do: he goes to New York and sets up house (and a camera obscura) in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motorcyclist, who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Mutually hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other.
Meg Ryan as Maggie
Matthew Broderick as Sam
Kelly Preston as Linda
Tchéky Karyo as Anton
Maureen Stapleton as Nana
Remak Ramsay as Professor Wells
Lee Wilkof as Carl
Dominick Dunne as Matheson
Larry Pine as Street Comic
Daniel Dae Kim as Undergrad Assistant
Bill Timoney as Restaurant Patron
The film received mixed reviews. Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert panned it as immature, implausible and imbecilic, but still gave it two stars out of a possible four.
He did not go as far as the Los Angeles Times' Kevin Thomas, who called it creepy and said:
Addicted to Love currently holds a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film only managed to take $34,673,095 gross at the box office, several million less than either Ryan or Broderick's averages.
The film, marking actor Griffin Dunne's directorial debut, was released on May 23, one week before the highly competitive Memorial Day weekend in the United States.
The film opened at #2 at the North American box office making $11.4 million USD in its opening weekend, behind The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
While the majority of the filming took place where it was set, in the Greenwich Village area of New York City, some shooting was done in Centreville, Delaware and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.