Denise Lanctot
October 31, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Addicted to Love

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Meg Ryan, Tcheky Karyo, Dominick Dunne, Maureen Stapleton
director
Griffin Dunne
author
Robert Gordon (Writer)
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a D+

Video is the cinematic court of appeals, where overlooked big-screen features like this fresh romantic comedy about a volatile love quadrangle can get a deserved second chance. Love stars Ryan as Maggie, a wicked-sarcastic motorcycle-riding photographer hell-bent on destroying the life of her ex-lover, Anton (Karyo), a libidinous French restaurateur who left her for a sexy schoolteacher (Preston). As the small-town astronomer whom Anton aced out, Broderick teams up with Maggie to win back their feckless sweethearts. But, of course, that’s not what happens. It’s a pleasure to watch Ryan, a Carole Lombard for the ’90s, put her postmodern screwball spin on the three Rs — romance, rejection, and revenge. A

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