Addicted to Love

Synopsis: Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motor-cyclist who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple, and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Griffin Dunne
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

We're getting straight gammas...

...every half pulse at irregular intervals.

Let's move to right ascension 23 hours,|5 minutes.

What the hell is going on out here?

Alpha Orionis is going supernova.

Sometime in the next 100 million years.

- Thursday.|- Excuse me?

Thursday. It's going supernova Thursday.

If Alpha Orionis|Were about to go supernova...

...there would be silicon flashes...

...neutrino emissions...

Even in daylight,|We would be able to see...

You predicted this?

Excuse me, Sam, I know you're busy...

...but it's almost noon.

It's almost noon.

It's noon, everybody. Let's go!

Get in position! Let's go!


What are you doing?

You're pointing the damn thing down!

Professor,|there's this other phenomenon...

...that Sam gives his priority to at noon.

Other priority? Now?

Every day.

What could be more important?

Actually, this event isn't strictly celestial.

"I love you

"He loved me

"Said the little blue man

"And scared me right out of my wits"

What is it?

Remember I told you they were|going to pick a teacher... represent the district|at the school in New York?

New York? You?

That's great.

Don't look at me like that.

It's only two months.

It's not like I'm going to the moon.

Two months is a long time.

You could come.

You know I can't.

You could take off work.

You just never|Want to get out of this town...

...and see the possibilities.

Everything I want to see is right here.

You, the sky.

I went to school|in that building right there.

I hung upside down on this jungle gym.

In 20 years, I haven't moved an inch.

I fell in love with you on this junglegym.

You know how much I want to do this,|but I love you... if you tell me to stay, I'll stay.


Hey, Joe, hoist it up!

It's got to be higher.

Much higher.


Mr. Green, what are you doing here?

I was just on my way to the airport.

Come here, Sam.

Is Linda all right?

Listen to me.

Love can sometimes be|a very difficult thing.

Listen up.

"Dear Sam, this is the most difficult thing|I've ever done.

"I'm sorry I don't have the courage...

"... to do it face-to-face.

"I never planned this, Sam. "

Mr. Green, what is this?

She left you. I'm reading her Dear John.

"It's not you, Sam.|How can I make you understand?

"Your life is set.

"You have your stars|and your friends and the town, but...

"... I feel like I'm just finding out...

"... What mine is all about.

"Oh, Sam, so many emotions|are surfacing as I write this. "

Where is she, Mr. Green?

She thought it would be best|if you didn't talk for a while.

Let me finish this off.

"You're my best friend in the world, Sam...

"... so you must know|that this is the way I am.

"I can't help it. It's my nature. "

It's true, son. She's nuts.

Where're you going? I'm not finished.

The best part's coming up.

Would you mind just checking?

Two blocks down and to the left.


I hope I'm doing the right thing.

I'm sure you are.


What is it?

Can you get that?

I'm taking a nap.

I'm in the bath.

All right.

I hear you, God damn it!

Are you OK?

What's this table doing here?

This better be goddamn good!

You're ruining my beauty sleep!

Damn you! Lay off the buzzer!

Who is it?

No problem here.

Who is it?

Morning, everybody.

Morning, Linda. Morning, Tarzan.

We are...

...six minutes later than yesterday.

That's six, carry the two. Good.

Ah, there.

See that?

Medium smile, no teeth.

Don't forget the vase.

Got to get it perfectly centered.

There? No.

There? No.

One more. Why not?

Annoying, isn't it, honey?

Grin all you want, monkey man.

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Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon is an American screenwriter and producer. His writing credits consist of Addicted to Love (1997), Galaxy Quest (1999), Men in Black II (2002), and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). He also was an associate producer on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004). more…

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