The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 95 minutes
Richard E. Grant, the hilarious star of "Withnail and I" and "Gosford Park," plays Ben, an insensitive otolaryngologist in his late 40s who's already a fuddy-duddy. His attractive wife Amanda, fed up with his inattention, moves out to take up with a nurturing horticulturist. Aghast and caught completely off guard, Ben goes deep into mourning, drinking himself into a sloppy stupor and refusing to get out of his PJs for days. In an effort to help the guy, Ben and Amanda's studly son Jason, a college-bound teen who's catnip to the ladies, remakes him into a Dude. Newly adorned with an expensive spiky hairdo and trendy black clothes, the hapless Ben discovers he's suddenly a babe magnet. His nurse, his personal trainer, and a pair of love-crazed, karaoke-singing twins can't keep their hands off him. In a way, Ben's never been happier, though he still can't stop thinking about Amanda. When young Jason finds himself in unrequited love with a distant Russian ballerina, it's Ben's turn to give him a few pointers. LOVE HURTS is an antic comedy with a stellar cast, including Jenna Elfman and Janeane Garofalo. – B.B.
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9:45 PM
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM
"Life of the Party" (2005), LOVE HURTS (2009)
Richard E. Grant, Carrie Anne Moss, Camryn Manheim, Carline Aaron, Janeane Garofalo, Jenna Elfman, Johnny Pacar, Rita Rudner
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