Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Long before organizing Troma Pictures with Michael Herz, filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman ground out the 16-millimeter comedy Battle of Love's Return. In contrast to the later raunchy output of Troma, this highly personal piece is an innocuous tale of a born schlemiel. Kaufman himself plays the leading role of a New Jersey naif who finds himself a fish out of water in bad old New York. Lynn Lowry plays Kaufman's "Dream Girl," while the nasty Mr. Crumb is portrayed by Kaufman's father Stanley Kaufman. Battle of Love's Return can mercifully be described as amateurish, but its heart is in the right place.
big-city, bribery, city, city-life, life, problems