Loverboy

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"Randy Bodek has no idea how to treat a woman . . . but he's working on it."
  • PG-13
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.0  (8,603)
  • 36

Loverboy is an American romantic comedy film from 1989 directed by Joan Micklin Silver, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Claudia Sherman. The film was based on a novel written by Victoria Redel. The film tells the story of Randy Bodek (Patrick Dempsey), a charming young man who is trying to make his way through college. Randy is struggling to pay for his tuition, so he decides to become a delivery boy for a popular pizza parlor, Senor Pizza. However, Randy's delivery job soon becomes much more interesting when he starts receiving deliveries from some very interesting and attractive women who seem to be making advances towards him.

Randy is initially hesitant to indulge in the women's advances, thinking that it is just a part of their flirtatious behavior. However, when he discovers that they are actually looking for a loverboy to satisfy their carnal desires, Randy decides to go with the flow and start making some extra cash on the side. Soon, Randy is juggling a full-time job, a college education, and a bevy of women to satisfy.

As Randy becomes more involved with his activities as a loverboy, he starts to get more tangled in their lives, realizing that some of these women are married and are using him to satisfy a void in their lives. Randy starts to feel guilty about his actions and starts to pull back from his life as a loverboy.

However, things quickly start to unravel for Randy as the women he has been involved with start to become suspicious of him and start to follow him around. Soon Randy is caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse as these women use their wits and their wealth to try and keep him in their clutches.

Randy is ultimately forced to confront his actions and his motivations, as he realizes that his actions as a loverboy have been hurting the women he has been involved with. With the help of his girlfriend, Emily (Kirstie Alley), Randy starts to turn his life around and starts to live a more honest and fulfilling life.

Loverboy was well received by both audiences and critics upon its release, with many praising its light-hearted approach to a sensitive subject matter. The film was especially praised for its performances, with Patrick Dempsey giving a standout performance as the charming and likable Randy Bodek.

Overall, Loverboy is an entertaining and heartwarming romantic comedy that will leave audiences with a smile on their faces. While it may not be the most profound film out there, it is a fun and breezy movie that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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Description
  • Release Date
    1989
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (8,603)
  • Metascore
    36