Love Stinks

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Overview

Jeff Franklin's pointed romantic comedy Love Stinks comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director and the cast, trailers, production notes, and talent files. Whatever one thinks of the film, this is a great disc from ...
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Overview

Jeff Franklin's pointed romantic comedy Love Stinks comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director and the cast, trailers, production notes, and talent files. Whatever one thinks of the film, this is a great disc from Columbia/TriStar.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and video; Widescreen presentation; Director and cast commentary; Production notes; Interactive menus; Audio: English 2-channel [Surround Sound]; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; Talent files; Theatrical trailers; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

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The saying goes that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in the case of Love Stinks, you shouldn't judge it by the video box...or the title...or the male lead. It's better than those external elements suggest, but how could it be worse: Bridgette Wilson, clad in lingerie and a veil, digs her stiletto heel into the back of a bound and gagged French Stewart -- that's right, the most annoying of the annoying aliens on Third Rock From the Sun. But the J. Geils Band need not cringe -- Jeff Franklin's story is surprisingly clever, especially Stewart's snappy lines, which strike the right tone for a sitcom writer adept at riffing on the fly. Stewart manages to set aside the goofy affect, and a number of game supporters flesh out the ensemble, including Jason Bateman and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen spoofing their television backgrounds, and Seinfeld alums Steve Hytner (Banya) and John O'Hurley (Peterman). This might all translate into a dandy recommendation if it weren't for the little matter of all the misogyny. At first starting with a mild and truthful sketch of a woman pushing a tad too hard to get married, Franklin reduces Wilson's character to a hell-bent shrew without any remaining shreds of sympathy. As the movie degenerates into a succession of alternating revenge fantasies, it loses its deceptively shrewd edge, slipping from observant relationship comedy to simplistic portrait of one-sided obsessiveness. Sometimes the cover isn't that far off after all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2000
  • UPC: 043396045545
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,292

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
French Stewart Seth Winnick
Bridgette Wilson Chelsea Turner
Bill Bellamy Larry Garnett
Tyra Banks Holly Garnett
Steve Hytner Marty Mark
Jason Bateman Jesse Travis
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen Rebecca Melini
Shanna Moakler Tawny
Technical Credits
Jeff Franklin Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Craig Baumgarten Executive Producer
Mark Borde Executive Producer
Uta Briesewitz Cinematographer
Richard Candib Editor
Ferne Cassel Casting
Greta Grigorian Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Hearst Asst. Director
Todd Hoffman Producer
Pamela Marcotte Production Designer
Ileane Meltzer Costumes/Costume Designer
Sterling Meredith Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Merims Producer
Bennett Salvay Score Composer
Phillip Seretti Sound/Sound Designer
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:23]
2. Chelsea Turner [6:11]
3. Dancing under the stars [2:55]
4. Her place/his place [1:49]
5. Three Meal Rule [3:46]
6. The Pilot [3:31]
7. Reeling Him In [1:13]
8. Viva Las Vegas [1:53]
9. I Love You? [2:51]
10. "Gracie ran away!" [2:43]
11. Chelsea moves in [:38]
12. Anniversary toasts [2:39]
13. Valentine's Day [1:11]
14. Let's make a deal [4:30]
15. Tawny the bimbo' [4:52]
16. $10,000 Fish Food [3:37]
17. Palimony suit [2:20]
18. Anti-Christ returns [3:37]
19. Beans & broccoli [:54]
20. Date night [4:45]
21. "Say goodnight,Gracie." [3:59]
22. "My hair's falling out" [4:56]
23. The spa [3:00]
24. Hate sex [1:48]
25. Restraining order [5:05]
26. One way out [5:58]
27. Vegas Wedding [4:11]
28. "Back to hell, demon!" [5:25]
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Menu

Side #1
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
   Special Features
      Director And Cast Commentary On
      Director And Cast Commentary Off
      Talent Files
         Jeff Franklin (Director)
         French Stewart
         Bridgette Wilson
         Tyra Banks
         Bill Bellamy
      Theatrical Trailers
         Love Stinks
         Blind Date
         My Best Friend's Wedding
         So I Married An Axe Murderer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    very funny!

    Love Stinks a comedy about being in a realtioship that doesn't work out i seen this movie on tv a while back real funny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An instant comedy classic

    I saw this movie on tv but only part of it so I rented it. It's a classic in the making about two peopl who fall in live and have a sick abusive relationship because French Stewart's character won't commit. Filled with pranks and a good plot line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i agree with dean

    This is a romantic comedy that will make ur piss your pants. Every relationship is bad but this is hell. Tyra Banks, Bridgette Wilson(DAMMMMM), Bill Bellamy, and French Stewart all star in this movie. I reccommend this movie if u love comedy as much as i do..This movie is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is off the chain!

    Love Stinks is a hillarious romantic comedy with lots of twists that wil keep you laughing throughout the movie. This movie has it all; romance, mad comedy, a little violence and some great actors (especially Bridgette Wilson........ damn she fine)I suggest you get off the couch and head to the store and pick this joint up right now.

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    Posted January 10, 2010

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