• Publication date: September 1, 2011

Sociopaths or Just Crazy in Love? Addicted to Love: Getting Off on Getting Even

Sam (Matthew Broderick) lived the perfect life in a small Pennsylvania town. That was at least until his girlfriend of many years, Linda (Kelly Preston) abruptly relocated to New York City for a teaching job. He secretly travels to New York to find Linda, though when he does he discovers her living with another man: a French chef named Anton (Tch�ky Karyo).

Sam (Matthew Broderick) lived the perfect life in a small Pennsylvania town. That was at least until his girlfriend of many years, Linda (Kelly Preston) abruptly relocated to New York City for a teaching job. He secretly travels to New York to find Linda, though when he does he discovers her living with another man: a French chef named Anton (Tch�ky Karyo).

To win Linda back Sam moves into an abandoned loft directly across from the couple's apartment. As an astronomer he uses his knowledge of telescopic lenses to project the view from outside her window onto his living room wall, where he watches the couple like a silent film. By observing Anton and Linda, he believes he will gather enough information to end their relationship, and also figure out what the Frenchman's appeal is to her and how to duplicate it.

A surprise visitor literally drops into the loft one day: motorcyclist Maggie (Meg Ryan), Anton's ex-girlfriend. Like Sam, she planned to set up a surveillance operation and win her boyfriend back. With Maggie�s help, the pair bug the apartment to listen to Anton and Linda�s conversations. Much to both of the stockers' chagrin, their sounds are more often the yelps and grunts of love making rather than thought provoking conversation.

Maggie and Sam devise sly tricks that are intended to destroy their ex lovers' relationship, including sending a trained monkey to put lipstick on Anton's collar, and hiring children to shoot perfumed filled squirt guns at him. While spending hours alone with one another attempting to restore their broken relationships, Maggie and Sam begin to fall for each other instead.

Addicted to love features music from Luscious Jackson, Los Lobos, Serge Gainsbourg and many more.

Year: 1997

Duration: 100 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring:

Meg Ryan

Matthew Broderick

Kelly Preston

Tcheky Karyo

Maureen Stapleton

Nesbitt Blaisdell

Director: Griffin Dunne

Rating: Rated R for sexual content.