Love Beat The Hell Outta Me

  • 2001
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Hailed as a macho WAITING TO EXHALE, this jivey driven by misogynistis ramblings is more accurately described as PAUSING TO BLOW HARD. Four friends unwind after a tough day of work and womanizing, relaxing by shooting the breeze and playing dominos. But the chat quickly gets nasty, as divorced Samuel (Charles Fenland) and woman-hating Chris (Terrence Howard)...read more

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Hailed as a macho WAITING TO EXHALE, this jivey driven by misogynistis ramblings is more accurately described as PAUSING TO BLOW HARD. Four friends unwind after a tough day of work and womanizing, relaxing by shooting the breeze and playing dominos. But the chat quickly gets nasty, as divorced Samuel (Charles Fenland) and woman-hating Chris (Terrence Howard) castigate Glenn (Glenn Plummer). He's just been dumped by his long-term girlfriend (Kristin Andretti), blames himself and worries that the fallout from the break-up will affect his relationship with their son. Although Glenn is prepared to marry the mother of his child, his buddies regale him with horror stories about female duplicity and tell him he's a fool to accept responsibility for the break-up. Wesley (Clyde R. Jones), the fourth friend, tries to steer the conversation toward moderation, but street-punk Chris unleashes a bitter rant against women and advises Glenn to treat them all like whores. Mired in rage since he caught his spouse cheating, Samuel warns that Glenn's ex is playing mind-games to control him. Samuel and Chris sympathize with O.J. Simpson, and even Wesley admits that he got even with a two-timing fox by flying her to Hawaii and allowing her to catch him doing the wild thing with someone else. Eventually, they drive Glenn past the point of reconciliation. Turgidly written and routinely directed, Kennedy Goldsby's rappin' rant seems to relish the chauvinism it seeks to indict.

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  • Released: 2001
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Hailed as a macho WAITING TO EXHALE, this jivey driven by misogynistis ramblings is more accurately described as PAUSING TO BLOW HARD. Four friends unwind after a tough day of work and womanizing, relaxing by shooting the breeze and playing dominos. But th… (more)

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