A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate ★ 1996 (R)

Writer/director/ star Lawrence shows that there's no line between a crude, foulmouthed ego trip and an unfunny, unsuspenseful film. Darnell Wright is a smooth talker constantly on the lookout for women to conquer and discard. Eventually, he meets the wrong lady (Whitfield), a classic movie psycho who turns his life upside down. Drawing heavily from “Fatal Attraction,” this halfhearted effort offers bad pacing, a weak script, and totally unsympathetic characters, which could almost be overlooked if it was at all funny. Whitfield holds the flick's only redeeming value as the femme fatale. 106m/C VHS, DVD . Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown, Della Reese, Roger E. Mosley, Malinda Williams, Daryl (Chill) Mitchell, Simbi Khali; D: Martin Lawrence; W: Martin Lawrence, Bentley Kyle Evans, Kenny Buford, Kim Bass; C: Francis Kenny; M: Roger Troutman.