Lovelace (2013) - Biography, Drama

Hohum Score

10

Engaging

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Rob Epstein
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 17 out of 109 found boring (15.59%)

One-line Reviews (60)

Although I've never heard of her in real life, and thus I didn't know her story, this movie was very predictable most of the time, leaving much too little to the unexpected.

An impressive cast lending their talents to a fascinating story, Lovelace brings Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, James Franco and Eric Roberts together to portray characters in the life of Linda Lovelace, a one-shot porn actress that made headlines back in 1972 as star of the blue movie, Deep Throat.

Fiction upon fiction with the sole aim of creating an emotionally compelling narrative.

I partly blame the editing, but mostly the script for this whole film just seems so disjointed and it felt like they glazed over the facts and story of Linda's life.

The movie Lovelace was a good movie but a missed opportunity for it to be better than what it was but i still had a enjoyable 90 minutes watching this.

Don't waste your time, it's not worth to watch.

Compelling indictment of marital abuse.

You get to see his range as you witness his slow descent to madness as he took control over Linda's life.

An entertaining film about a name from the 20th century that deserves visiting despite the fact that it simply goes on too long.

Summary: "Lovelace"--despite previous reviews--is worth watching, if only to see stellar actors and actresses perform wonderfully (for the most part), and--at the ultimate, very least--to see Seyfried's breasts for the first time.

The point is, though, that going back and retreading all the scenes feels like a waste of time.

Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman started off making documentaries that were both important and compelling.

I think the story of Deepthroat as well as that of Traynor and Lovelace are both very intriguing.

"Lovelace" is a take on one of the most intriguing business in porn industry.

"Lovelace" is dimly executed, boringly realized.

I could keep going on about this and many people won't watch just because they think it's something it isn't, but this is worth watching and a real women's lib type movie.

Overall, "Lovelace" is a misguided attempt at filmmaking and an outright boring look into the world of pornography.

That could have just been her life, but the way the directors had shown it just made it kind of dull after a while.

Had it taken on a more objective view instead of playing things so safely it would have made for a far more absorbing experience.

All that being said,the film has its entertaining sequences - mostly thanks to the performances which are great.

The 2nd half has the more compelling storyline.

The film is compelling, moving, and beautifully acted and directed.

Lovelace was not bad by any means, and it's worth the watch.

Peter Sarsgaard steals the show and is stunning as her abusive husband and manager Chuck Traynor.

Seyfried is a tremendous Lovelace, replicating her beauty, naivety, excitement, fear, and confusion in the industry effectively.

James Franco was ridiculous as Hugh Hefner and boring quite frankly and Juno Temple added little or nothing to the cast either.

This bio-pic might've been a disaster, but directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have made an engaging and entertaining look at the former Linda Boreman's life, even if her situations are difficult to watch at times.

I appreciate the concept of telling the story from first the public's point of view of what happened to then showing us how it really was but, to me the mood shift is very jarring from the more entertaining perspective of her rise to infamy and then this harrowing and heartbreaking story of her abuse at the hands of her slimy husband.

Well worth watching.

though honestly, due to it's jumping around in time, it was a bit difficult to follow.

You can tell for having to film such intense scenes with each other, that Sarsgaard and Seyfried were extremely comfortable and had absolute trust in one another.

A good film, not a great one but, one that does still have an impact and is really made worth watching for an exceptionally good cast.

One of the worst movies you'll ever see .

It makes the film's subject all the more intriguing.

All in all I do believe it is worth it to watch the film because it sends an important message in an intense way about male violence against women.

There is a story of a group of neo-Nazis who watched a screening of Schindler's List in order to disrupt it and spout their evil propaganda.

An ensemble cast of James Franco, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley upped the ante intriguing me.

It was entertaining, it was captivating at times and also very hard to watch in scenes where she is abused or raped.

Aside from the obvious prurient interest in the scenario, completely pointless...

" The film then takes a very hard one-eighty to become the grim tale of a battered (and far worse) wife literally dragged kicking and screaming to a porn set.

The early scenes of the film show her full of energy and life, but ultimately bored by the monotony of middle class life.

I found it very entertaining.

That is enough to make this film worth watching.

very Boring .

This is a movie set in the pornography industry, mostly on the edge of cheap sets and in the downtime between shots, as well as the male-dominated smoky rooms where the fates of vulnerable young women are dictated.

The reason that I'm giving it 5 stars is because while the storytelling is done very well, and the actors are good too, the whole thing feels disjointed, and incomplete.

From here, the film chronicles the making of the notorious "Deep Throat", the rise of Linda Lovelace, and does more than hint at the unexpected cultural impact the film creates.

Compelling, moving, and beautifully done .

Fascinating Movie .

With such a great pretense this movie is just boring and full of clichés.

In the end Lovelace felt just as cheesy as Deep Throat and was adrift in genre-confusion, was it a drama or comedy?

I'd like to say the cause for my about turn is entirely down to Lovelace being a stunning, heartbreaking film.

At the point where we begin to catch a glimpse of a riveting film, "Lovelace" changes gears once again and irritatingly settles on a climax worthy of a Lifetime redemption movie of the week.

A film, which ponders the adult industry and its trappings, with some of the best 'has been' ensemble of supporting cast and with first-rate, intense performances by Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard.

It is true, it is a bit formulaic, they do this kind of casting avalanche thing when they want to bring gravitas to a subject.

This is not the portrait of a life, but a dreary soap opera about an abused woman with a scummy husband who forced her (at gunpoint, we're told) into a life of pornography and prostitution.

I found myself drifting thinking why are some of the characters coming across as empty shells and I could not figure it out.

It was also quite boring at some times, the overall sensation being not very pleasant.

Review: I found this movie to be pretty boring and it just skipped to many years to be a true biopic.

But for the first time in her life she feels special and even somewhat powerful after the unexpected hit she and the film become.