The book Loverboy was made
into the movie Loverboy.
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In Victoria Redel's mesmerizing first novel, the question of what happens when a mother loves her child too much is deeply and darkly explored. Left with a small fortune by her parents and the cryptic advice, "it would do to find a passion," Redel's narra... Read More
In Victoria Redel's mesmerizing first novel, the question of what happens when a mother loves her child too much is deeply and darkly explored. Left with a small fortune by her parents and the cryptic advice, "it would do to find a passion," Redel's narrator sets out to become a mother--a task she feels she can be adequately passionate about. She conceives her son Paul through a loveless one-night stand, surrounds him with a wonderful, magical world for two--a world filled with books, music, endless games, and bottomless devotion--and calls him pet names like Birdie, Cookie, Puppy, and Loverboy. She wonders, "Has ever a mother loved a child more?" But as life outside their lace curtains begins to beckon the school-age Paul, his mother's efforts to keep him content in their small world become increasingly frantic and ultimately extreme by all definitions.
In this exquisite debut novel, Victoria Redel takes us deep into the mind of a very singular mother, exposing the dangerously whisper-thin line between selfless and selfish motivation that exists in all types of devotion.
Movie details for Loverboy
The movie was released in
2005 and directed by Joan Micklin Silver.
Loverboy was produced by Sony Pictures.
More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Patrick Dempsey, Kate Jackson, Robert Ginty, Nancy Valen, Dylan Walsh, Barbara Carrera, Bernie Coulson, Ray Girardin, Rob Camilletti, Vic Tayback, Kim Miyori, Robert Picardo, Kirstie Alley, Peter Koch, Carrie Fisher, Elizabeth Daily, Christopher Cohill, Wayne Collins Jr., Kathryn Spitz and Elizabeth Scherrer.
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