A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

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Writer-director Martin Lawrence billed this comic drama as his own version of the film Fatal Attraction 1987. Lawrence stars as Darnell, a hopeless male chauvinist. Darnell is a crude-but-smooth talker and lady's man who doesn't take no for an answer. He works for a nightclub called Chocolate City and aspires to be its owner. He trades VIP privileges at the club for favors from women. Though he is an expert at conning women, he sometimes worries about what his childhood sweetheart Mia Regina King, who is engaged ...
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Writer-director Martin Lawrence billed this comic drama as his own version of the film Fatal Attraction 1987. Lawrence stars as Darnell, a hopeless male chauvinist. Darnell is a crude-but-smooth talker and lady's man who doesn't take no for an answer. He works for a nightclub called Chocolate City and aspires to be its owner. He trades VIP privileges at the club for favors from women. Though he is an expert at conning women, he sometimes worries about what his childhood sweetheart Mia Regina King, who is engaged to marry him, thinks of his adventures. When the classy, elegant Brandi Lynn Whitfield steps out of a limousine to enter the club, Darnell feels that he's met his ultimate prize. She rejects his come-ons, which only fuels his appetite. He pursues her, showing up with flowers at her real estate office. He finally wins over Brandi, but she becomes obsessed with him, even taking all four wheels off his sports car to ground him from his rounds. Cutting off his engagement to Mia is not enough to satisfy Brandi, who finally administers Darnell's punishment for his misogyny. ~ Michael Betzold
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  • Release Date: 3/11/1997
  • UPC: 794043444234
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Lawrence Darnell Wright
Lynn Whitfield Brandi Web
Regina King Mia
Bobby Brown Tee
Della Reese Ma Wright
Roger E. Mosley Smitty
Malinda Williams Erica
Simbi Khali Adrienne
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr. Reggie
Faizon Love Manny
Michael Patrick Bell Marvis
Tracy Morgan Bartender
Charles Walker Officer Evans
Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. Tyrone
Daryl Mitchell Earl
Tangie Ambrose Nikki
Wendy Raquel Robinson Gwen
Stacii Jae Johnson Peaches
Dartanyan Edmonds Rodney
Greer Bohanon Parking Attendant
Michael "Bear" Taliferro 1st Club Security
Tom Stillman Officer
Arkay Stevens Officer
Technical Credits
Martin Lawrence Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Kim Bass Screenwriter
Suzanne Broderick Co-producer
Kenny Buford Screenwriter
William Carraro Co-producer
Bill Carraro Co-producer
John Carter Editor
Barbara Cohen Casting
Peaches Davis Associate Producer
Simon Dobbin Production Designer
Eduardo Castro Costumes/Costume Designer
Bentley Kyle Evans Screenwriter
David Hubbard Co-producer
George Jackson Producer
Francis Kenny Cinematographer
David S. Lazan Art Director
Doug McHenry Producer
Tessa Posnansky Set Decoration/Design
David Raynr Co-producer
Roger Songwriter
Robert Allan Wald Sound/Sound Designer
Suzan Wexler Set Decoration/Design
Don Wilkerson Asst. Director
David Barr Yaffe Sound/Sound Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS IS THE BEST DAM MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!!

    This is the greatest movie ever! I commend ever who had something to do with it. They never got the credit/recognition that they deserved for this movie. Martin Lawrence demonstrated that he's not just a comidian but he is also an outstanding actor. His intinsity is so real please give this man his well earned oscar!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie does have its moments

    This movie is sort of mess and it doesn’t get better every time I watch it. The screenplay is credited to four writers, and its unevenness argues that none of them were on the same wavelength. Subplots start but never finish, characters come and go, and even the main storyline can't decide whether it wants to be a comedy, a morality play, or a thriller. Lead actor Martin Lawrence (in his directorial debut) has a degree of screen presence, but not even his charisma can rescue this clichéd film from sliding into oblivion. Darnell (Lawrence) is the kind of character who it's easy to dislike. He's a classic womanizer -- the kind of man who keeps a stream of girlfriends waiting at the other end of the phone for his call. For Darnell, the harder a woman is to get, the more she entices him. So when Brandi (Lynn Whitfield), a wealthy real estate agent, turns her nose up at his come-ons, Darnell goes after her with the tenacity of a pit bull. Eventually, he succeeds, but he gets more than he bargained for. When he tries to break things off with Brandi to prove his affection for the high school sweetheart who has come back to town (Regina King), he discovers that Brandi isn't willing to let him go. She'll try anything, including bodily harm, to keep him. Mix Eddie Murphy's ‘Boomerang’ with ‘Fatal Attraction,’ and you get an idea how confused this movie can get. Although Lawrence, who's wearing half-a-dozen hats for this film (Executive Producer, Music Supervisor, Story, Screenplay, Director, and Star), includes a few humorous scenes, there's not enough comedy to leaven the film's slower portions. The dreary setup takes forever, the thriller elements are disappointingly pedestrian, and the climax is formulaic. There is the core of an interesting story here -- what happens when a lothario becomes a victim -- but Lawrence never does more with this plot strand than superficially trace it. There should be a lot transpiring on a psychological level, but the script is content with unbelievable transformations and simple labels. Darnell is the repentant sinner and Brandi is the psycho scorned woman. The film's message -- don't say you love someone unless you mean it -- doesn't have any resonance because, aside from a few cuts and bruises, Darnell never pays a real price for his actions. The ending doesn't have the guts to demand a meaningful sacrifice. ‘A Thin Line Between Love and Hate’ boasts several solid performances. Lawrence is energetic, but never so completely out-of-control that he loses the audience the way Jim Carrey does. Lynn Whitfield occasionally manages to bring hints of humanity to Brandi (the almost- invisible tear on her cheek when Darnell breaks off the relationship is a nice touch). Regina King and Della Reese (as Darnell's mother) are effective in supporting roles. With a more clear notion of what it was trying to do and a shorter, tighter script, this movie could have been worthwhile as a comedy or a thriller, although doubtfully as both.

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