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Cast: Matthew Settle, Katia Winter, Jim Gaffigan, Charlotte Rae, M. Emmet Walsh
A sexy, desperate serial-dater (Katia Winter) propels the saying 'love hurts' to a whole new level when she takes her womanizing boyfriend (Matthew Settle) on a sadistic journey through perfect coupledom at her family's isolated country home.
"Love Sick Love" tells the story of Dori, a young woman who takes the dating thing a bit too serious. She has been through many men and still hasn't found Mr.. Right and then Norman enters her life. Dori believes that she might of finally found the man to spend the rest of her life with. What Dori doesn't know is that Norman is a womanizer and dates several women at the same time. He is not interested in a long term relationship and just likes to have fun. After bugging Norman for awhile he finally agrees to go to her Grandfather's estate in the middle of the country for an extended weekend together. When Dori tells Norman she loves him he gets a bit defensive over it which leads to an argument and them sleeping apart. The next day he wakes to a surprise, Dori has brought in her two Grandparents as well as her two children Norman knew nothing about. As expected this freaks Norman out but when he tries to leave he finds out that his steering wheel has gone missing but hang on because things are about to get a lot stranger.
I am not going to go into anymore plot details here and ruin the film for those waiting to see it but I can tell you it was a little different than I expected it to be. I don't read about the films I review before I watch them so not to influence my own review but I was expecting a very dark and funny comedy here and yes the story is dark and there is many funny moments in the film but to my surprise it was much more disturbing as well which made the film much better for me.
The film does borrow a few things from other films but that never bothered me one bit, it stands on its own with incredibly funny and smart dialogue and a cast that delivers amazing performances.
Katia Winter is fantastic as Dori, she is sexy, beautiful and plays crazy very well. Matthew Settle is great as well as Norman and the two play off each other perfectly but for me the real stars of the film were the Grandparents and the two children. Charlotte Rae and M. Emmet Walsh are a delight to watch as Dori's Grandparents. They provide a good bit of the film's humor and are simply hilarious. And the two young actors that play the children are amazing as well in the film, such talent at a young age.
To say that "Love Sick Love" was everything I expected would be a lie because it was much more than that. It's a funny often hilarious, dark, twisted film that delivers on being funny and creepy at the same time. Hats off the the incredible cast and to Director, Christian Charles as well as Writer Ryan Oxford. A complete effort from all involved made "Love Sick Love" one of he more entertaining films I have seen in some time and one I highly recommend checking out. Available on DVD May 21, it doesn't come with any Special Features but the film itself is worth owning. You can order it HERE.
Rleased by Monarch Home Entertainment
**** Out Of *****