Loverboy (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 16, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The transition from novel to film is awkwardly executed, and Sedgwick's character, despite the attempts to make her sympathetic, merely comes across as creepy and crazy.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Long before the 86-minute film runs its course, you'll want to bolt from your seat and call Child Protective Services.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Emily is a complicated woman, all right, but she's a difficult person to spend an entire movie with.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Remarkably unsubtle and by-the-numbers, and thanks to some curious plotting, it's also a bit shrill and unpleasant.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Even though Loverboy is only 86 minutes long, as it wore on, I wore out.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

First-time director Kevin Bacon (Mr. Sedgwick) cleverly maintains a balance of discomfiting and familiar by jumping nimbly around Emily's life.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

If the situations are intentionally unreal, Sedgwick's performance could not be more real.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

There is a lot of skill on display here and a great performance but I can't recommend it either because this woman is so clearly and obviously abusive and insane.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The real trouble is at its core, with an over-the-top performance from Sedgwick that borders on Baby Jane campiness.

Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

[Bacon's] overly stylized direction is distracting at first and then quickly becomes oppressive ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Loverboy," Emily(Kyra Sedgwick) has decided to be the kind of parent her parents(Kevin Bacon & Marisa Tomei) never… More
Leo L
Great movie!
Andrew Fillmore
A surprisingly well-made drama with a stunning ending.
Sarah Prisbylla
Horrifying tale of sickness and obsessive love of a mother for her child.
Robert Fearon
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.… More