- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 14, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Fox Lorber
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Surround Sound 5.1 Englsih
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Los Angeles Times - 11/14/2003
"...ANYTHING BUT LOVE is that rarity, an hommage to the sweeping Technicolor Hollywood love story of the '40s and '50s that works. It succeeds because it dares to take its people and their dreams seriously, with a gently humorous affection..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/28/2003
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/21/2003
"ANYTHING BUT LOVE is a new movie like those old musicals you watch on TV late at night. Filmed in the colors of newborn Technicolor."
ANYTHING BUT LOVE is a nostalgic homage to the great musicals of the 1940s and '50s. Cleverly shot in muted tones to imitate the Technicolor saturation of those films, and peppered with song-and-dance fantasy numbers, it's a refreshing modern-day romance that evokes a bygone era. Billie Golden (Isabel Rose), a character modeled on Audrey Hepburn, dreams of becoming a sultry nightclub chanteuse like her silver-screen heroines. But, unlike Rita Hayworth in GILDA, Billie lives an unglamorous life in a dilapidated apartment in Queens and works as a waitress in a cabaret club while dreaming of her big break. When her high school crush, Greg Ellenbogen (Cameron Bancroft), reappears out of nowhere as a successful corporate lawyer, Billie falls for him instantly. However, Greg doesn't share Billie's artistic passion or quirky spirit and wants to remake the redheaded spitfire into a docile, suburban housewife. At the same time, Billie meets Elliot Shephard (Andrew McCarthy), a bitter, struggling pianist whom she hires to give her lessons. The two share a passion for the American musical standards of the '40s which leads to their inevitable attraction. ANYTHING BUT LOVE, with its classic love triangle, is the story of Billie's struggle to choose between security and true love.
- IN THEATRES: NOVEMBER 14, 2003 (LIMITED)