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Love Hurts (1990)

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

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Bud Yorkin

Writer:

Ron Nyswaner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Paul Weaver
Cynthia Sikes ... Nancy Weaver
Judith Ivey ... Susan Volcheck
John Mahoney ... Boomer
Cloris Leachman ... Ruth Weaver
Amy Wright ... Karen Weaver
Mary Griffin Mary Griffin ... Sarah Weaver
Tom Allen Tom Allen ... David Weaver (as Thomas Allen)
Jo Livingston Jo Livingston ... Harold Whipkey
Annabelle Weenick ... Miriam Whipkey
Matt Carlton Matt Carlton ... Doug Whipkey (as Matthew Carlton)
Eve Smith Eve Smith ... Grandma Whipkey
Jack Willis Jack Willis ... Danny Volcheck
Buddy Quaid ... Billy Volcheck
Peter Van Norden ... Frank
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The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

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A big comedy about life's little heartaches. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dor do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Waxahachie, Texas, USA

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Production Co:

Vestron Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film directed by Bud Yorkin. See more »

Connections

References 21 Jump Street (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Take the Long Way Home
Written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
Performed by Supertramp
Courtesy of A&M Records
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It hurts to watch this film, but Jeff Daniels is very good
8 January 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Paul (Jeff Daniels) is a womanizer. It ruined his marriage, as his wife divorced him about one year ago. He is repentant, naturally, but just can't seem to stop chasing the females. Going home to Pennsylvania for a wedding, he encounters his ex-wife, his children, his dotty mother, his alcoholic father, and the bride, his jittery sister. While waiting for the wedding to occur, Paul and his family go through one trial after another. Paul even makes passes at one of the bridesmaids. Will he ever learn? This film is so tuned to reality that it is a downer to watch. Daniels gives an outstanding performance as the likable guy with big flaws. Sikes also does a fine job as the ex-wife with a lot of baggage. The ending strives to approach a more upbeat tone. Fans of Daniels will want to see this work. All other viewers should be cautioned that it is not a romantic comedy. It is a dark comedy at best, with the happy romance vibes registering a zero on the love meter.


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