Paperback Romance

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Run time: 88 mins

In Theaters: Friday 15th August 1997

Distributed by: Orion Home Video

Production compaines: Pandora Cinema, Generation Films (I), Lewin Films

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Fresh: 3 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Gia Carides as Sophie, Anthony LaPaglia as Edward 'Eddie' Mercer, Rebecca Gibney as Gloria Wrightman, Robyn Nevin as Anne-Marie LePine, Marshall Napier as George LePine, Jacek Koman as Det. Yuri Borodinoff, Siobhan Tuke as Kate, Lewis Fiander as Mr. Bruce Wrightman, Mary-Anne Fahey as Myra, Michael Edward-Stevens as Benny, Steady Eddy as Nicholas, Michael Veitch as Det. Sgt. Scott, Russell Fletcher as Det. Tyrone, Nicholas Bell as Sophie's Doctor, Kurt Ludescher as Ernst

Paperback Romance Movie Review

Unlikely, implausible, and unilaterally bizarre, Paperback Romance gives us the story of a crippled romance novelist (Carides) who falls for a jeweler of questionable moral fiber (LaPaglia) and imagines frequent dalliances between them -- before they become real. Through in an A Fish Called Wanda-like bumbled investigation and Romance gets even stranger. Some will enjoy the film, others will just be really, really confused. I mean, I'd take the mega-pretty Carides with or without the leg brace -- who wouldn't?

Aka Lucky Break.


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Paperback Romance Rating

" Weak "


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