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For Love Or Money
For Love Or Money“Beware of gold-diggers and gold-
  diggers beware: a man on the cusp of
  becoming a multi-millionaire thinks
  he has finally won over the girl he has
  been in love with since they were at
  school together; but she is conspiring
  with another former classmate and
  together they seek to relieve him of half
  his money in the very funny, sometimes
  hilarious, comedy For Love Or Money...”


AT THE FUNERAL OF THE FORMER CLASSMATE who bullied him, 30-year-old Mark (Robert Kazinsky: True Blood) with his best friend Tim (Tony Way: AfterLife) in tow once again sees the girl of his dreams, Connie (Screen Actors Guild Award Nominee Samantha Barks: Les Miserables), whom he has been in love with for twenty years.

As an awkward ten-year-old, Mark (played as a child by Reece Pockney) was smitten with classmate Connie (played as a child by Savannah Dass) and wrote her a poem to give to her at school.

For Love Or Money…
in a movie that has a lot
to say about the human
condition, greed and
vengeance, there are
some great and notable
comedy moments...”
Ridiculed by Tommy (played as a child by Joel McDermott), who bullies him, and Johnny (played as a child by Emilio Lopez), Mark never again approaches Connie. After school they lose touch, but the death of Tommy brings them together again.

Mark discovers that Connie became Tommy's girlfriend and following his death she is now being consoled by the sleazy Johnny (Edward Speleers: Outlander).

Mark is about to come into £20 million from a business venture and he is confident that nobody else knows about it. However, Johnny has insider information and persuades Connie to convince Mark to marry her.

The plan is for her to then divorce Mark and take him for half the money, giving her and Johnny a nice nest egg. Believing Connie really loves him, Mark proposes to her, but when he discovers the deceit he angrily begins to play tricks on Connie, treating her badly and pushing her into corners to see just how far she would be prepared to go in order to get her hands on his millions.

As the tricks get more and more callous, Mark involves Kendra (Rachel Hurd-Wood) — Connie's former best friend who is now persona non-grata with her — to help him wreak havoc in Connie's life, but when things go too far she begins to feel sorry for Connie and wants to call it off.

As Mark presses on with his cruelty, he discovers that far from being dead as Connie had professed, her wacky parents are very much alive and kicking — oversexed, loud and embarrassing and totally responsible for the emotional mess in which Connie and her sister, Goth Alexa (Tanya Reynolds), find themselves.

Will Mark continue to give Connie a hard time; will he fall for Kendra or will he realise that, against all the odds, he is still in love with Connie? Will Connie even stay the course?

The ending may come as a surprise and in a movie that has a lot to say about the human condition, greed and vengeance, there are some great and notable comedy moments.

Definitely worth a look for its comedy of well-observed human failings, For Love Or Money also features: Carolyn Jones as Tommy's Mother; Ivan Kaye as Patrick; Anna Chancellor as Carol; David Hargreaves as The Priest.

Cinematography is by Joan Bordera; Composer is Simone Vallecorsa; Additional Writing by Sabrina Lepage (who also plays The Receptionist). Producers are: Alan Lathan, Mark Murphy and Eric Woollard-White. For Love Or Money is Written and Directed by Mark Murphy.

* For Love Or Money was originally entitled The Revengers and is available on Digital Download from 8 July, 2019. Prime Video: £3.69.

"For Love Or Money… in a movie that has a lot to say about the human condition, greed and vengeance, there are some great and notable comedy moments"
*** — Maggie Woods, MotorBar
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