Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Addicted to Her Love (2006)

AKA Love is the Drug
Directed by Elliot Lester
Starring Lizzy Caplan, Darryl Hannah, and some douchebags
Rated R
USA

"What are you doing in my backyard?"

This is a horrible movie, make no mistake about it. For nearly a decade now, Hollywood's had this baffling love affair with rich, white, bored, morally bankrupt kids, probably since that's what all the execs have at home. Since only about 3% of the population could possibly relate to these greedy ingrates, I just don't get why these movies keep getting getting made. Who could like something like this? Kids exactly like the kids in this movie would even hate it.

So, why am I even bothering to mention it? Because Lizzy Caplan is in it (as a blonde!), and she looks super-hot. That's why.

The story? Well, Lizzy and her pals are rich, white, bored, and morally bankrupt. There's a working-class doofus at her school who's hopelessly in love with her. Normally, she wouldn't even acknowledge his existence, but it turns out he has an after-school job at a pharmacy, so Lizzy's pals talk her into being nice to him so he'll steal drugs for them. And that's what he does.


Of course, he doesn't realize he's being manipulated, and as he quickly spirals into criminal behavior, his obsession with Lizzy grows deeper and weirder.


Also, Darryl Hannah plays the kid's mom. They decided to go for a haggard look for her. Ouch.


How's it all end? How do these things ever end? Badly.


While the acting is pretty solid, everybody in the movie is either an asshole or a simp, so you don't really care what happens to anybody. The end.


Hopefully, next time Lizzy dyes her hair blonde, she'll do something fun.



- Ken McIntyre 

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