About the Movie "Anything But Love"

by Neil Kokemuller Google

"Anything But Love" is an independent film from Intrinsic Value Films and Jubilee Productions. This musical romance movie originally was released in theaters in 2003. The film tells the story about a love triangle involving a corporate lawyer and a cabaret singer.

Plot Basics

Isabel Rose stars as struggling cabaret singer Billie Golden in "Anything But Love." Despite ambitions of grandeur and fame, Billie lives a humble, poor life with her alcoholic mother. Well-to-do corporate attorney Greg Ellenbogen and Bohemian musician Elliot Shepard both come into Billie's life, offering her distinctly different options on her quest for happiness. Billie must decide whether her future is better with money or a companion to whom she can closely relate.


"Anything But Love" is Isabel Rose's only major film credit, according to The Internet Movie Database. Rose did have a small role in "Forrest Gump" in 1994. Elliot is played by Andrew McCarthy, a prominent actor featured in many classic 1980s hits, including "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), "Pretty in Pink" (1986) and "Weekend at Bernie's" (1989). Greg is portrayed by Cameron Bancroft, an actor that has limited film credits and a number of small television roles during his acting career that began in the late 1980s.

Other Insights

The film has a common alternative name of "Standard Time." Its running time is 1 hour and 39 minutes. The film was rated PG-13, or Parental Guidance under 13, by the Movie Picture Association of America for some language and innuendo. As of June 12, 2011, 67 percent of 211 Rotten Tomatoes website users liked the movie and gave it an average overall rating of 3.5 out of 5.


"Anything But Love" had a limited U.S. theatrical run with modest financial earnings before its home video release. The movie had opening weekend box office gross earnings in November 2003 of $24,641 on just 16 screens. It earned a total of just $80,776 throughout its brief run in theaters from late 2003 into early January 2004.