Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Laura Harring, Roy Werner, Gerardo Mejía, Margaret Scarborough, VictoriaRegina
Director: Bryan Lewis
When Donald's wealthy wife leaves him and takes his restaurant with her, help comes in the unlikely form of his gardener (Gerardo Mejia) and recent lottery winner. The gardener offers him a new restaurant if he agrees to ... more »
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Better than expected
Christopher M. Wesley | Cincinnati, Oh | 11/23/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"To be honest I never expected much out of Loco Love when I picked it up on the video store shelf. The only reason I rented it in the first place was because it starred Laura Harring whom I've been a big fan of ever since I saw Mulholland Drive. I put it into the DVD player and was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually enjoyed the film.
While it does have some glaring problems, most blatantly the fact that it was probably very low budget and it seemed as if the movie had been made for television. The fact is the movie entertained me much more so than most of the romantic comedies being pushed onto the big screen by the studios. If I had a choice I would rent this again before watching Maid In Manhattan or the Wedding Planner again. Both big Hollywood hits.
Loco Love's plot is simply enough. A well to do man gets dumped by his cheating wife who digs the knife deeper by taking his restaurant he manages from him in the divorce. meanwhile his Mexican gardener has just won 62 million in the lottery and is desperate to bring his sister(Laura Harring) up from Mexico. He makes a deal with the man that if he marries his sister so she can get a green card he will buy him a new restaurant. The only problem is his sister is rather tempered and the two instantly clash. It's no surprise that the two actually end up falling in love and the ending is predictable but the way the audience is led to the ending is what makes this film so much fun.
For those of you wanting to see something new that you might have missed without 50 million on advertising I would check out this movie."
Danielle | wv | 11/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie! I watch this in spainsh class, so I only suggest if you can speak a little spanish then you will love it! It starts off slow but it gets better so be patient. Sorry for the spelling. I can't type with the nails on."
This Salsa is Cold!
mobby_uk | London United Kingdom | 10/23/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First of all forget My Big Fat Greek Wedding! You might get the wrong impression that Loco Love is similar to that funny little movie that surprised and amused a lot of viewers, but in reality the only similarity lies in the fact that both movies deal with cultural differences and marriage.
Loco Love has one of the poorest and humourless scripts I have seen in a long while, and tries too hard to extract laughter, but delivering the most painful sitting outside a dentist chair.
The wealthy wife of a man ditches him and leaves him penniless and jobless out of her family restaurant business.In comes his lottery winner hispanic gardener offering to buy him a restaurant of his own if he agrees to marry his fiery sister, desperate for a green card. Promising plot, and with the right director and writer it could have turned out to be an enjoyable light comedy, even though the story itself is not original and its ending quite predictable..(surely enough the man falls in love with his 'bride' and all live happily ever after)..
But let me give you an example of how awful the script is,
The wife when ditching her husband takes the lucrative restaurant business he was a manager in, but leaves him the big house?!!
The lottery winner decides inexplicably to move in with his family in that house..I would have thought winning 62 million dollars would buy you the whole street instead of sharing your accomodation??!!!
The sister,played by Laura Harring, is portrayed to be a 'monster' that no man can 'tame' by her own family! but then turns out to be as fiery and tempered as your average Latina woman, and not quite that monster we are led to believe she was.
I am sure Roy Werner is an able actor, but was terribly miscat for the man's role! (In my opinion this character needed a more naively and sweetly funny actor.)
So save your dollars and forget the lure of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and of sizziling latin fun, for the only hot moment in Loco Love is when the credits roll."
The Best scenes are with Barbara Eden
IAMTEUTONIC | 04/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best scenes of the DVD movie are with Barbara Eden who's always Great in the roles she plays."