Addicted To Love

Addicted To Love is a comedy about two people, Sam and Maggie, who have recently lost their partners to another. Sam's girlfriend, Linda, has left him for Anton, Maggie's boyfriend. Maggie and Sam form a bond, as they both spy on their former partners and conspire to get even.

  • Starring: Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick
  • Director(s): Griffin Dunne
  • Producer(s): Outlaw Productions
  • Screenwriter(s): Robert Gordon
  • Distributor: Warner Brothers
  • Release Date: Friday, May 23, 1997

Featured Animal Action

There is a scene, where a cockroach is seen on a Twinkie. Sam picks up the Twinkie and supposedly flicks the cockroach off. The scene was shot in cuts. The trainer placed the cockroach on the Twinkie for the establishing shot and then retrieved it. The actual flicking of the cockroach is not seen.

In another scene several cockroaches are seen lying in a box. Sam sees another roach running across the floor and he catches it with his hand, putting it in the box. This scene was shot in cuts. The wrangler placed the roach for the establishing shot and retrieved it at completion.

On the street a vendor is seen with a monkey on his shoulder. Then later the same monkey is seen running from A to B, jumping up onto Anton's shoulder and crawling around his shoulders, head, and back. This scene was shot in cuts. The trainer released the monkey and cued him with verbal commands and treats as a reward.

Sam is working in Anton's restaurant when a food critic arrives to eat dinner. Maggie shows up at the restaurant with a brown bag supposedly filled with cockroaches. Next, a cockroach is seen under the table where the food critic is sitting and Anton catches it in his hand. The cockroach is seen crawling up his coat sleeve and then several cockroaches are seen running across the floor. Anton notices another roach on the spoon about to enter the food critics mouth. He is unsuccessful in distracting the man and he supposedly eats the cockroach. This scene was shot in cuts. Real and fake cockroaches were used.