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 (Meg Ryan), 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.
Addicted to Love is a romantic comedy featuring two extremely
amiable stars. Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick are both competent,
inoffensive stars, who (generally) make competent inoffensive
Sam (Matthew Broderick) is an astronomer whose girlfriend Linda
(Kelly Preston) goes to New York to teach and decides to stay,
dumping him in the process. Naturally, he goes to see her only
to hear a man's voice coming from inside her hotel room. He
decides to stay and observe her and her new man Anton (Tcheky
Karyo), and takes up residence in the abandoned building opposite
their apartment. During the first few days, he encounters Maggie
(Meg Ryan), who it turns out, was engaged to Anton.
Maggie and Sam team up to try and split up the happy couple,
doing whatever it takes. Sam is obsessed with winning Linda
back and Maggie wants Anton humiliated and destroyed.
If you have ever seen a romantic comedy then you'll know exactly
what happens in the end, but I won't spoil it for those who
This film is no "When Harry Met Sally" but it is
a nice film. It's is amusing without being fall-on-the-floor
hilarious and it is sweet without being too sickly.
Meg Ryan is gorgeous and as good as she always is. Matthew
Broderick is funny and charming and Tcheky Karyo is really rather
good as the character we hate and then feel sorry for.
All in all it's a really nice film and perfect for watching
with the one you love.