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Addicted to Love
(1997)
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Composed, Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Conducted by:
David Snell
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TVT Soundtrax
(June 3rd, 1997)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you fell in love with the whimsical, hopeless romanticism of Rachel Portman's music for Only You and enjoy her sense of humor when conjuring prancing comedy rhythms.

Avoid it... if Portman's fluffy romance writing consistently leaves you retching in the aisles.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #213
WRITTEN 7/26/97, REVISED 3/24/08
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Addicted to Love: (Rachel Portman) Although it proves that Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick don't have the same magical chemistry that prevails every time audiences see Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks together, Addicted to Love never attempts to prove itself using the inevitable story involving them. Instead, we're treated to dark comedy about revenge, and so dirty and nasty are some of the jokes pulled on the ex-lovers of the characters played by Ryan and Broderick that you forget about the unlikelihood of their own pairing. The Griffen Dunne film was intended by Warner Brothers to be yet another romantic comedy vehicle for Ryan, and while the film was truly funny in a unique (and occasionally bizarre) manner, it never really caught on with the mainstream. Still, much about the production was as loveable and adorable as both Ryan and Broderick tended to be in the 1990's, and the fluffy heart under the grungy exterior posted by the characters and their surroundings is conveyed with ease by Rachel Portman's score. It is likely that Portman received the offer for Addicted to Love as a result, to some degree, of her stunningly effective score for the romantic drama Only You a few years earlier. The immense popularity of that score had solidified Portman's credentials as one of Britain's foremost light comedy writers, and her ability to conjure convincingly airy fluff from an orchestra, seemingly on command, made her a perfect choice for a film like Addicted to Love. Another important facet of Portman's abilities at the time was her equally charming ideas for mischief, whether it involved the chasing rhythms of Only You or the wacky instrumentation of The Road to Wellville. This latter style would play a far greater role in Addicted to Love, because before the audience is treated to the expected romantic discovery of the two leads as a couple, the film runs through a series of practical jokes that tested Portman's ability to keep up with their malevolence. Her music is intentionally comical to such a degree that it will recall Carl Stalling's music for old Warner cartoons, a style that was over-the-top even for Portman at the time. So while the on screen action can get quite brutal between ex-lovers, Portman's score always roots the film in the whimsical fantasy world that had led to her Oscar win in the previous year for Emma.



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Average: 3.92 Stars
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Addicted to Love - Track 12/23 mp3
Kerry - December 1, 2006, at 1:20 a.m.
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playful Rachel Portman music is the best
Nina - January 5, 2004, at 3:10 p.m.
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Addicted to Love (About Track 9)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 63:18
Songs: (33:01)
• 1. Walk Away Renee - performed by The Lefte Banke (2:42)
• 2. Ma Fiancee, Elle Est Partie - performed by Dany Brilliant (2:15)
• 3. Zoom - performed by Mc Solaar (4:00)
• 4. Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus - performed by Serge Gainsbourg (4:27)
• 5. Comme Toujours - performed by Les Negresses Vertes (3:53)
• 6. So Tinha De Ser Com Voce - performed by Elis & Tom (3:48)
• 7. Soukora - performed by Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder (6:02)
• 8. Autumn Leaves - performed by Stephanie Grappelli (5:31)

Score: (30:17)
• 9. Observatory (2:24)
• 10. Water Pistol Attack (1:22)
• 11. Sam's Chart (2:31)
• 12. Painting the Wall (2:39)
• 13. Maggie Enters Loft (1:34)
• 14. Rotten Strawberries (1:46)
• 15. Sam and Maggie Make Love (2:10)
• 16. Back to the Plan (0:58)
• 17. Cockroaches (2:28)
• 18. Back from Hospital (1:44)
• 19. Common Interests (1:19)
• 20. Fight (1:44)
• 21. We're Even (2:30)
• 22. Walk Across the Street (1:49)
• 23. Sam Comes Home (3:15)

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