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Loverboy (2004)

  R Closed Captioning

Kevin Bacon

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Plot Summary

 In the most haunting performance of her career, Kyra Sedgwick plays Emily, a beautiful and brilliant loner obsessed with having the perfect child. Passionately determined, Emily's desperation will drive her to commit shocking and perilous acts; pushing her closer to the edge of sanity. An unflinching look at one woman's frightening descent into obsession, love and paranoia, Loverboy features an acclaimed, A-List cast that includes Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei, Campbell Scott, and Kevin Bacon in this starkly beautiful and unforgettable film.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 6
  • Fresh: 6
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Cool, mysterious and defiantly foreign, the mournful thriller Love plays out on the immigrant fringes of an indifferent New York City. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: The action is compelling, the film good looking, the acting first rate and the circumstances -- people from neglected nations in an alienating if not hostile urban landscape -- is moving. – John Anderson, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The film is an atmospheric and complex thriller that, while not quite living up to its thematic ambitions, more than sustains interest along the way. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A multi-perspectival film vastly superior to Crash, Vladan Nikolic's dynamic thriller Love reinvigorates a stale cinematic format and imparts a compelling message all without a single head-on collision. – Matt Singer, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Surprisingly Pretty Good

This story is about one womans search for unconditional love. Kyra Sedgwick plays a woman desperate for love after having lived thru a childhood where she was neglected and some would say abused by her unusual parents. She looks for love in all the wrong places and eventually decides to have a child that she believes will love her completely, unconditionally, and that will be bound to her forever. After finally getting pregnant and having a little boy she is happy while he is still very little and has to depend on her for everything but she soon falls apart when her little boy starts school and begins to become more independent and need her less. The story is dramatic and at the same time interesting in a psychological way as you watch the madness unfold over time. Kyra Sedgwick shows she has some acting chops and the editing of the movie is pretty decent. Overall a good movie to rent but I would probably not buy it.


Really intense.


the plot line was pointless and over acted. Kyra sedgwick is an over emotional loner who babies and over protects her son. The only highpoint of the movie was when Matt Dillon was on the screen and that was only for a few moments. I would NEVER reccomened this film to anyone, unless i absolutley hated them and wanted them to die of boredom.

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