You Can't Hurry Love (film)

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You Can't Hurry Love
Directed byRichard Martini
Written byRichard Martini
Produced byJonathan D. Krane
Simon R. Lewis
Lawrence Kasanoff
William J. Rouhana Jr.
Anthony Santa Croce
Ellen Steloff
CinematographyPeter Lyons Collister
John Schwartzman
Edited byRichard Candib
Music byBob Esty
Distributed byLightning Pictures
Release date
January 20, 1988 (1988-01-20)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$9,333,152 (US)

You Can't Hurry Love is a 1988 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Martini and starring David Leisure, Scott McGinnis, Anthony Geary, and Bridget Fonda. A man moves to Los Angeles and hears that "the only way to be successful in Los Angeles is to pretend to be someone else." He goes on a series of video dates and learns that everyone he meets is pretending to be someone else except for the girl who works at the dating service; he realizes the only way to find love is to be himself.


Eddie Hayes is a newcomer to Los Angeles who seeks to take a job to re-start his life after a failed relationship in his Ohio home town. His slacker cousin, Skip, sets him up with a job interview at an advertising company, headed by the eccentric Peter Newcomb, who instead hooks Eddie up with his punk half-brother, Tony, at a beachside surfboard shop in handing out flyers. Eddie meets a potential new girlfriend, named Peggy Kellogg, who works for a dating service which Eddie decides to moonlight as a director of interview videos for the dating service to be close to Peggy. Eddie soon puts himself in front of the camera to try to pick up a potential girlfriend for himself to settle down with. As he goes on a series of disastrous blind dates with various women, each one stranger than the last one, will Eddie ever hook up with Peggy despite the fact that she has a boyfriend, and engaged?


Home media[edit]

The film has been released on DVD by Lions Gate Home Entertainment as a double feature with Love Hurts.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "You Can't Hurry Love (1988)". IMDB.
  2. ^ "You Can't Hurry Love". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango.
  3. ^ "You Can't Hurry Love". allmovie.