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The Love Machine (1999)

Cast: Marlene Forte, Marlene Forte, Gary Perez, more...
Director: Gordon Erickson, Gordon Erickson
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Studio: Go Kart
Genre: Comedies, Mockumentary, Mockumentaries
Running Time: 84 min.
Languages: English
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As Kurt Vonnegut once put it, "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be very careful with what we pretend to be." A light variation on this theme is presented in the mock-documentary The Love Machine, in which a filmmaker (played by Marlene Forte) examines several Internet sex sites, and then pays a visit to the people behind the electronic facades. As it turns out, the flesh-and-blood people don't bear a great deal of resemblance to their on-line images or personalities. Gordon Ericksen's satire received its premier at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

No love lost by GGoodsell May 1, 2005 - 12:13 PM PDT
1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
BR>Who we are -- or admit ourselves to be -- is not the same as to what we reveal to the millions of people on the World Wide Web. That's the premise for this rather slight "mock-umentary" in the manner of A MIGHTY WIND and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. The filmmakers allegedly duped a few people into believing it was the real thing on the film festival circuit, al la THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. The various characters, all played by actors include a happily married college professor who seduces college-age coeds via his Web site, a homoerotic photographer who claims to be straight and a horny research librarian who turns to the Internet for extracurricular kicks. I found THE LOVE MACHINE to be a bore, never really funny and making very obvious statements. Still -- some cyber geeks may enjoy it.

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