Love Stinks
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Love Stinks

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Director: Jeff Franklin

Cast: French Stewart, Bridgette Wilson, Bill Bellamy

     
 

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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 directorSee more details below

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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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2000
UPC:
0043396045545
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
11,723

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

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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