CINEMA: PLAY MISERY FOR ME

A DARK SCREWBALL COMEDY ABOUT JILTED LOVERS WHO FIND THAT STALKING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE

In life, the jilted who stalk and harass their former lovers are usually seen as forlorn creatures, objects of pity, if not downright contempt. In the movies (Play Misty for Me, Fatal Attraction), they are more often seen as menaces of a more melodramatic, if not downright terrifying, kind. What no one up to now has ever imagined is that people caught up in this common form of temporary insanity might possibly provide the premise for a romantic comedy.

But that's precisely what director Griffin Dunne and writer Robert Gordon have up and tried in Addicted to Love, and a fine--but...

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