Loving Jezebel
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Writer-director Kwyn Bader debuts with this romantic comedy about finding the right woman at the wrong time. Theodorus (Hill Harper) has a knack for falling for "Jezebels," women who are already involved with someone else. His romantic misadventures begin in Kindergarten and continue with a platonic relationship with beautiful acting student Frances (Nicole Ari Parker), a fling with a teddy bear-obsessed lass, and a passionate crush on fledgling poet and very married Samantha (Laurel Holloman). Loving Jezebel was screened at the 1999 Chicago Film Festival.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's hard to dislike a romantic comedy that's infatuated with the concept of love."
‑ Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
"Captures the embarrassment of foreplay, but it could use a few lessons in the art of seduction."
‑ Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz
"A lighthearted and frothy romantic comedy; a fun and amusing diversion, but little more."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Harper certainly garners audience sympathy because he really is a sensitive guy, but he's unconvincing as a romeo who 'loves all the things about women their men don't love.' What is this, a Luther Vandross song?"
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"Director and writer Kwyn Bader, making his big-screen debut, crafts an appealing story despite falling into the pitfalls often associated with a first-time director."
‑ J. Robert Parks, Phantom Tollbooth
"A slight, unpleasant romantic comedy."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Kwyn Bader's debut feature is run-of-the-mill sitcom-y in its pedestrian writing and uninspired direction."
‑ Loren King, Chicago Tribune
"A few mildly amusing moments, but they can't compensate for the annoying obtuseness of the rest."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"Bader's film is 87 minutes of over-caffeinated Midnite Love masquerading as lit-major trash."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"A surprisingly refreshing comedy."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"A fundamental lack of substance."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Somehow manages to squander both an appealing cast and an inviting Manhattan setting."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Might be more successful if it weren't built on a foundation of barely-concealed misogyny."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Sometimes entertaining, but is as a package a bit innocuous and lightweight."
‑ Greg Dean Schmitz, Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
"A movie that likes movies."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
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