(R, 1:26:05, Released 2004)
|Genres:||Art House & International, Drama|
|Release Date:||Jun 16, 2006|
|DVD Release Date:||Sep 26, 2006|
|Starring:||Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Blair Brown, Matt Dillon, Oliver Platt, Campbell Scott, Marisa Tomei, Dominic Scott Kay, Sosie Bacon, Jessica D. Stone|
|Directed by:||Kevin Bacon|
|Synopsis:||A mother once neglected as child but possessed of a heart overflowing with love grows increasingly despondent as her beloved child begins to claim his independence in director Kevin Bacon's adaptation of Victoria Redel's best-selling novel. If loving too much were a crime, well-meaning but overbearing mother Emily (Kyra Sedgwick) would be spending life behind bars with no hope of parole. When Emily was a child, her parents were deeply in love with one another but tragically indifferent to their affection-starved daughter. Now a grown adult with a deep-rooted desire to bear a child, Emily goes to desperate lengths to conceive before eventually giving birth to an exceptionally gifted boy whom she names Paul. Emily's devotion to Paul burns brighter than a thousand suns as she creates a wondrous world of books, music, art, and games to share with her growing child, but her ever more desperate attempts to preserve the purity of their relationship reach a frantic fever pitch as a kindhearted local man opens his life to the pair and Paul prepares for his first year of school. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi|
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July 28, 2007
[font=Century Gothic]In "Loverboy," Emily(Kyra Sedgwick) has decided to be the kind of parent her parents(Kevin Bacon & Marisa Tomei) never were.(All her memories of them are unpleasant and border on caricature.) Her first step is to give birth to her baby on her own with the help of a vast selection of sperm donors. When that does not work, she succeeds after a one night stand in Chicago. After the baby is born, she buys a house in Yonkers with cash.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Kevin Bacon, "Loverboy" is an insipid movie about motherhood that takes the conservative stance that all independently single mothers are kooks.(Admittedly, Kyra Sedgwick does have a way with playing neurotics, as demonstrated in "The Closer," especially when pastry is involved.) The movie naively believes that love is needed in making a baby when all is required is one unhappy accident. And there is nothing wrong with home schooling a child, even if some parents do it for religious reasons. Anyway, I think all parents, single or married, are selfish to one degree or another.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]And hey is that Sandra Bullock?[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]Note: Kyra Sedgwick, Campbell Scott and Matt Dillon were also in "Singles."[/font]
July 20, 2008
A surprisingly well-made drama with a stunning ending.
April 26, 2008
On the one hand, I hate Emily for being so selfish (a characteristic possibly passed down by her parents). On the other hand, the way she was portrayed by K. Sedg makes me feel that I'm being too judgemental. One question I have is how did the Emily of the 70s (the Life On Mars singing Emily) turn into the nutbag Emily of present day? She seemed so normal as a child. Sandra Bullock gave an incredible depth to her character who made only cameo appearances. For the funniest performance given a background extra EVER, skip to the part where Paul/Loverboy meets the school children for the first time (watch the boy third from the left). Hilarious.
December 26, 2007
August 19, 2007
Horrifying tale of sickness and obsessive love of a mother for her child.
April 24, 2013
Loverboy sees Kevin Bacon in the directors seat as wife Kyra Sedgwick portrays the overly obsessive mother determined to be the only person in her sons life. Loverboy is rather uncomfortable and other than some fine performances from Sedgwick and the young Dominic Scott Kay Loverboy really offers nothing for viewers other than a creepy awkward script that just is too insane to enjoy.
June 11, 2011
Weird. I like weird. Dominic Scott Kay as Loverboy/Paul was excellent. Kyra Sedgwick was very good. Her character could've been seen as horrific, the way she smothered her son. How was Kyra's husband, Director Kevin Bacon, able to film his wife's sexy and nude scenes? Sandra Bullock as Mrs. Harker was lovely. Marisa Tomei, sexy, and beautiful. And, lastly, any girl that could sing David Bowie's, "Is There Life On Mars", acapella, is amazing. Good job, Sosie Bacon. Dream, take chances, overcome fears.
June 7, 2011
Her Love for her son is Over the Top & Controlling, but superbebly creepy performance by Kyra Sedgwick
February 12, 2011
Oh, this movie could have been so much better. It's a great story line, and a sharp ending.. but something about Emily (Sedwigs character) just didn't do it completely. It wasn't the concept, but more in the script and how she portrayed it. There was a lot missing as to why she was the way she was. Also, strangely- this movie so reminded me of an ex boyfriend and his 6 year old son. CREEPY I felt so bad for his kid.
December 9, 2009
I'm thinking about writing a book for young adults called "If You Give an Actor a Script and Camera...He'll Beg His Actor Friends and Wife to Do Him a Favor and Create a Pointless, Indulgent Mess." Do you think I've got a shot at literary success? I swear it would take less time to read than "Loverboy" takes to watch! Promise! You have my word! And I'm a man of his word! Spare yourself the pain of watching Scott, Tomei and Bacon piss away their talents!
August 28, 2009
good & real about some mothers' smothering care... sometimes Moms need to release kids for their growth & development...
July 14, 2009
I so badly wanted to strangle that woman throughout the whole movie! Gosh, so much hate I can show just because of a movie. At least at the end the poor boy didn't have to live with that horrible woman. This movie gets stars only because I got so dedicated to it... nothing else!
August 11, 2008
This was kind of disturbing, seeing how a mother can be so possessive over her child. This was definitely different and well played.
April 25, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised with this, I really got into this one allot. I've never seen Kyra Sedgwick play such a peculiar and diverse character.
Sad, interesting, strange..
October 2, 2007
This is a complex and nuanced story about a single mother's obsessive love for her only child. The story explores the psychology of this obsession and the sometimes sublime, sometimes tragic effects it has on the lives of both mother and son. The acting is superb and the characters portrayed are funny, endearing, and multifaceted. Marissa Tomei and Kevin Bacon are hilarious as the 70's era, sexed up, deliriously in love and sadly neglectful parents. Kyra Sedgwick is brilliant as she confidently captures the complex subtleties of her character, making it easy for the audience to empathize with what would otherwise be, and at times is a difficult and disturbing obsessiveness. movie moves and looks like a dream, and like a dream, it has an explosive, cathartic ending that you have to wake up from. It's never tacky, nor judgemental, nor is it complacent. It's a story of love and how far it can go.
July 30, 2007
I loved this movie. It showed a creepy dark side to loving your children too much. Never liked Kyra Sedwick but she did an amazing job in this movie.
May 10, 2007
This was so good. And I still to this day (if you read my blogs) am trying to do the sheep whispering thing. I can't get close enough to one. I think they must have had REALLY tame sheep for this movie. I want my wish to come true. I loved this movie.
March 31, 2007
Kyra Sedgwick is great in this movie as a mentality unstable mother who creates a fanatsy world for her son and consumes him.
November 20, 2006
It's an interesting plot, but there's not much to the story. It plays like a movie that would be regulalry shown on Lifetime tv network.
November 1, 2006
Melodrama wherein Sedgwick's deranged mind truncates her son's freedom and individuality. It would be tragic, if it wasn't so forced.
November 1, 2006
This movie sucked, although Sedgwick crafted the creepy mother character quite well. Perhaps too well. I was in pain the entire time.
October 20, 2006
If you have a chance to skip it do. This movie down right sucked..... 1 hour and 26 minutes I can never get back.
August 11, 2006
finally saw it love it so much worth of the appreciation it got...*AMEN*Kyra Sedgwick was really outstanding and loved her performance 2 heart even Matt Dillon is excellent in the movie and so is the bubbly ans sweet Ashley Judd and Oliver Patt,Marisa Tomei all were excellent gr8 movie nice plot and everything else!!!Lmao peace out(waz this "PEACE OUT" needed??newayz..peace!)lol
June 15, 2006
One word: disturbing. With a title like that and a synopsis like that...I don't think I'd want to see it.
June 12, 2006
This looks like it would be a great thriller if you are interested in something like Hostage or Panic Room. It looks as if it would have a great feature to it by having the kid go to school and meeting new kids that threaten them instead of the Mother or Father doing something wrong that causes someone to dislike them. I would probably see it. A 3.5 out of 5.