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Love Hurts (1990)

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

Director:

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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Final film directed by Bud Yorkin. See more »

Connections

References 21 Jump Street (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

A Sunday Kind of Love
Written by Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard (as Anita Leonard Nye), Louis Prima and Stanley Rhodes
Performed by Reba McEntire
Courtesy of MCA Records
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CINEMATIC TRIUMPH FOR SKILL AND TALENT.
4 December 2003 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

This is an excellent film in every manner with the impulse behind its artistic success being the script by Ron Nyswaner, wry, witty and moving, each in its turn, detailed when it needs to be, and only suggestive, when that is appropriate. Varying concepts of what a person's home is and what it should be molds this comedic drama, the final directoral essay by Bud Yorkin, and unjustly overlooked or carelessly reviewed. Jeff Daniels portrays Paul Weaver, freshly divorced but not having altered his causative rakish ways, obligated to sojourn at the home of his parents for the wedding of his sister (Amy Wright), an awkward circumstance as his former wife (Cynthia Sikes) and two children are temporarily living there due to plumbing troubles in their own house. Paul is eager to become closer to his estranged children, but his daughter Sarah (Mary Griffin) has toted an abundance of resentment with her and is puzzled by the obviously ongoing mutual attraction between her parents. During a hectic nuptial weekend, Paul finds an available exchange of ardour with a bridesmaid (Judith Ivey) and this, along with his damaged association with his father (John Mahoney) supplies additional provender for Nyswaner's well-crafted script. Yorkin's fastidious direction allows for able ad libbing from Daniels and Wright, and is nicely supported by resourceful camerawork from Adam Greenberg who employs classic technique when isolating Weaver within a disquieted environment, by superb editing from John Horger, and by faultless sets and costumes from Leslie Rollins and Elizabeth McBride, respectively. In the last analysis, the film fares well because of attention to detail, originating largely from the writing of Nyswaner who strongly evokes small-city working-class Pennsylvania (although primarily shot near Dallas-Fort Worth) with each scene neatly sculpted and generally avoiding the cliched, helped by strong acting through the final scene, remarkable itself for its insouciant sense of actuality.


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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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Vestron Pictures See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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