Loverboy

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Released 1989

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Loverboy

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Director:
Kevin Bacon , Joan Micklin Silver
Released:
1989
Rating:
PG-13
Loverboy is a romantic comedy film directed by Joan Micklin Silver that focuses on slacker Randy Bodek (Patrick Dempsey), a young college kid with a serious lack of ethics and direction in his life as he struggles to get back to his college girlfriend, Jenny (Nancy Valen), when his father pulls the financial plug to his education. When he realizes that he can't possibly save up enough as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza, Randy's short-lived acquaintance with an older and wealthier Italian woman, Alex Barnett (Barbara Carrera), opens up a new venue for him: he can deliver himself. Whenever Senor Pizza received an order for extra anchovies on a pizza, Randy begins a number of affairs with unhappy and sometimes forgotten women, including the isolated Kyoko (Kim Miyori), vengeful doctor Joyce (Kirstie Alley), and the forgotten Monica (Carrie Fisher). As Randy rakes in the cash, it seems his enlightenment is a bit one sided as the husbands catch on and his parents seem to think he's gay!moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    Loverboy is a grim little story, but it's leavened unexpectedly with humor and energy. A stylish and thoughtful director, Bacon marries music to image beautifully.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Almost until the end, Loverboy maintains a shaky integrity. But in its final moments it caves in to convention with a mawkish epilogue to a story that ends with an appalling act of...

  • 50

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    A classic case of "Better if you didn't read the book" cinema, Loverboy emerges an OK character study of an abnormally possessive mother.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Romantic Comedy