Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Love Hurts

Year: 2009
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 95 minutes

Love Hurts
Love Hurts
Love Hurts
Love Hurts
Love Hurts

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.

CIFF34 Screenings

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Barra Grant

Barra Grant

Barra Grant began her career as an actress. She is also an Emmy-winning screenwriter and a playwright.

"Life of the Party" (2005), LOVE HURTS (2009)

Brian Reilly

Alan Caso

Roger Bondelli

Principal Cast
Richard E. Grant, Carrie Anne Moss, Camryn Manheim, Carline Aaron, Janeane Garofalo, Jenna Elfman, Johnny Pacar, Rita Rudner

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