The acting in this movie goes overboard and at times Richard Grant seems like he's forcing his part. However, Love Hurts has a charm all of its own, much more so than the stale romantic comedies Hollywood produces nowadays. The plot focuses on a father (Richard Grant) whose wife has left him. The son, a high school player, helps him date again, showing him how to be popular. What really makes this movie work is the relationship between father and son. The emotions are real and never sappy. By the end, the father teaches his son about true love and how to deal with a serious relationship. Overall, one of the better romantic comedies of recent years.