- Love Stinks (film)
name= Love Stinks
French Stewart Bridgette Wilson
10 September, 1999
runtime= 94 min.
"Love Stinks" is a 1999
comedystarring French Stewart, Bridgette Wilson, Bill Bellamyand Tyra Banks.
Seth (Stewart), a
sitcom writer-producer, meets Chelsea (Wilson), an interior decorator, at his best friend's (Bellamy) wedding. He's immediately sexually attracted to her while she's instantly attracted to his single-ness. They both ditch their wedding dates and start their own date that same night.
Chelsea changes from her
bridesmaiddress into a sexy outfit and tells him that she has only one rule: she won't have sex with a guy until they have had at least three meals together. Seth proceeds to speed date through the evening ensuring that they actually eat three meals. They end up in the showroom of Chelsea’s job having sex on a four poster beduntil Chelsea’s boss interrupts them and presumably fires Chelsea.
Seth then hires Chelsea to decorate his new house and through a series of manipulative events, Chelsea ends up living with and mooching off of Seth. She tries to get him to marry her through a combination of skimpy outfits and wild mood swings. When she finally realizes he's not going to propose, she turns into a vengeful
harpyand makes his life hell.
Seth soon breaks up with Chelsea. However, she refuses to leave his home and instead sues Seth for
palimony. Seth and Chelsea then proceed to engage in a series of actions in which each character tries to get even with the other. For example, Seth pretends to hurl Chelsea's cat over the Santa Monica Pierand fartsin their still shared bed, while Chelsea puts depilatory lotion into his shampooand breaks his treasured collection of Elvisplates.
After a palimony hearing ends in disaster, Chelsea tells Seth she's going to a
spa. Seth follows her to the spa and cancels her room and treatment reservations to torment her. While there, Seth convinces Chelsea to accept a $100,000 settlement after they are both pushed into a swimming pooland have begun to engage in " hate sex" on the beach. However, upon their return, Chelsea manages to have Seth evicted from his home and demands a larger settlement totaling $200,000. Banished to a cheap motelroom, Seth realizes that the only way out of this mess is to actually marry Chelsea. He kidnaps her using chloroform, takes her to the Griffith Observatoryand proposes marriage. Chelsea eagerly accepts.
The final scene takes place in a Las Vegas
wedding chapel altarcomplete with an Elvis preacher, their best friends (Bellamy & Banks), and a trio of sequined backup singers. When it is Seth's turn to say "I do," he says instead "I...I...I don't think so." Everyone is surprised and he explains that this shenanigan was a hoaxto get Chelsea to dismiss the lawsuit and to regain his home. Prior to leaving for Las Vegas, Seth (with Chelsea's knowledge) sells his house telling his "fiancee" that he wants a fresh start in a new home with her. In actuality, the buyers were his dentist and his dental assistant who plan to sell the home back to Seth forthwith. As he is currently not the owner of this home, both he and Chelsea have no legal rights to the property.
As Seth leaves the chapel, Chelsea grabs a security guard's gun and shoots Seth in the
butt. The film ends with Chelsea being arrested and Seth on a gurneyrolling into an ambulance. Chelsea is calling him an "asshole" and he is screaming in return, "Back to hell demon! Back to hell!"
*imdb title|title=Love Stinks|id=0188863
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