Based on a true story. Cliff(played by Christian Slater)becomes an outcast in a samll Sourther town. He is infatuated with his childhood friend, Lily Becker. Cliff is unable to contain his feelings of jealousy when Lilly dates his best friend. His infatuation turns into a dangerous obsession that ultimately has deadly consequences. ... Read more
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A true story of manipulation, obsession, and misplaced devotion
Movies based upon true stories are often the most thrilling ones of all."Desperate for Love" is a film about a rural small town in Georgia.Lily Becker, (Tammy Lauren), loves Alex, the high school football star and musician, one of the popular students.Cliff Petry, (Christian Slater), is Lily's childhood friend and one of the unpopular kids.He is also Alex's friend.These three teenagers' become embroiled in a triangle of passion, lust, and obsession that results in tragedy.When Alex's parents forbid him to continue his relationship with Lily, the manipulative "woman scorned" turns her attentions onto Cliff, using his love for her and her seductive beauty to win Alex back.
My plot overview might put the viewer in mind of a "Fatal Attraction" scenario, but this film has much more depth than your average "femme fatale" movie.All the characters are multi-faceted, particularly Lauren and Slater's characters.Lily Becker is manipulative, but the viewer catches revealing glimpses of a tumultuous family life that might provide a reason, (if not an excuse), for her actions.Cliff is portrayed as a young man seeking to discover his identity and the reason for his father's desertion of his mother.These two teenagers are sympathetically drawn.
Both Tammy Lauren and Christian Slater turn in engaging performances, and the other performers are equally good.Please give this movie a chance.God bless you all.
VERY NICE TRUE STORY
Based on a true story Cliff (Christian Slater, True Romance) is a small town social outcase whose infatuation with Lilly Becker his childhood friend and neighbor becomes more than an obsession.
Desperate For Love--Desperate For Some Excitement
This video is based loosely on a true story of young love and obsession gone horribly wrong and ending in murder.The subject matter involves a young lady (Tammy Lauren) "desperately" trying to win theaffections of a young man who is only mildly interested in her, and theconsequences of her using his best friend (Christian Slater) to attract hisattention.Christian Slater's character has been in love with the younglady for sometime, and the misplaced affection he receives brings thesituation to a horrible end.This film had a lot of conversational dramaand very little action.Fans of Tammy Lauren and Christian Slater areprobably going to want to own this film out of a since of completism,because both young people have considerable camera time.As a huge fan ofTammy Lauren myself, it pains me to see her talents wasted in this movie,but her ability to come off as real and true to the character she playsstill stands out in the performance.
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