Addicted to Love (1997)

This playfully cute revenge fantasy stars Meg Ryan and Matthew 
Broderick as a pair of jilted lovers, who take to stalking their 
shacked-up ex-spouses (Frenchman Tcheky Karyo and JERRY MAGUIRE's 
Kelly Preston) for the purposes of revenge and reconciliation.  
(She wants his blood, he wants her back.)  As directed by actor 
Griffin Dunne, making his feature-film debut, this comedy has many 
charms, the least of which is Ryan playing against type as a tough-
talking biker chick.  (Broderick is his usual sock-it-to-me self 
and Ryan gets to have great fun jerking his character's chain.  
Such as with her maggot-infested definition of love.)  Everything 
falls apart in the last half-hour, however, but that's about the 
norm these days.  And, any summer movie that pays homage to REAR 
WINDOW and MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 in the same scene is worth 
at least a peek through the keyhole.  BTW, that's Griffin's father 
Dominick as the restaurant critic.  (Rated "R"/101 min.)

Grade: C+

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