Love at Large (1990)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.




  • Tom Berenger and Kate Capshaw in Love at Large (1990)
  • Anne Archer and Tom Berenger in Love at Large (1990)
  • Tom Berenger and Ann Magnuson in Love at Large (1990)
  • Anne Archer and Tom Berenger in Love at Large (1990)
  • Elizabeth Perkins and Ted Levine in Love at Large (1990)
  • Anne Archer and Tom Berenger in Love at Large (1990)

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7 April 2007 | preppy-3
| Not well-known (or liked) but I loved it!
I was one of the (very) few people who saw this in a movie theatre back in 1990. It was a small audience but everybody enjoyed it and I thought this would be a big hit. For some reason though this faded quickly.

Detective Harry Dobbs (Tom Berenger) takes on a case for Miss Dolan (Anne Archer) to track her boyfriend. What Dobbs doesn't know is that he himself is being tracked by female detective Stella Wyntowski (Elizabeth Perkins). They end up meeting and set out to solve a mystery.

Sounds strange...and it is but it's lots of fun too. The movie is always switching tone from romance to comedy to drama yet it always manages to stay coherent and entertaining. There's director Rudolph's excellent use of color and music and a script which goes whipping every which way.

The cast is up to it. Berenger (purposefully?) adopts a gravelly voice and dresses like he just stepped out of a film noir. He perfectly plays the drama and comedy nicely. Perkins has a very difficult role but she grabs it and runs with it. Only Archer is a disappointment--REALLY overplaying her part. Kate Capshaw and Annette O'Toole shine in minor roles.

This is not a easy movie to categorize or explain--you've just got to watch it. It's sort of like a film noir with comedy, style and color...but it's also a romance with a mystery thrown in...OR a comedy with some dramatic moments. It goes all over the map. Beautifully done and well worth seeing.

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9 March 1990



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Bend, Oregon, USA

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