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This Big Apple-based romantic comedy charts the tumultuous relationship between liberal arts student and budding chef Al (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and his first girlfriend, Imogen (Julia Stiles), a self-possessed freshman who wants to become an artist. After meeting in a bar, the pair jump into a giddy, passionate affair that's grown-up enough to include face time between the young lovers and Al's DJ mom and TV-chef dad (Henry Winkler). After a summer abroad, however, Imogen feels like the relationship is robbing her of her youth, and the couple must struggle with romantic and domestic… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's like watching the dreckiest of teen puppy courtships trying to pass itself off as 'Annie Hall."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Al (Prinze) and Imogen (Stiles) are 19-year-olds tackling New York college life. The course of their relationship is charted in numbing detail and interspersed with the antics of their quirky friends."
‑ , Time Out
"Weak and often inappropriate romantic comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"[Director Kris Isacsson] tries to bring a little enterprise to the inevitable scenes of bickering and moody silence, but by now the vitalising tactics seem out of place."
‑ Jamie Graham, Sight and Sound
"When the lovers finally do find a reason to fight, the film takes a turn into hand-wringing melodrama from which it never recovers."
‑ Michael Tunison, Boxoffice Magazine
"It's all reasonably pleasant to watch, but Isacsson doesn't seem to know what to do with the story once Al and Imogen fall in love."
‑ Brendan Kelly, Variety
"Belongs to that other kind of American teen comedy... movies of crushes and wagers and sex jokes, with patchwork plots and a standby army of eccentric comic sidekicks."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Both Julia Stiles and Freddie Prinze Jr. deserve better."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"Julia Stiles is fetching, but no surprises rain on the limpid parade of familiar post-adolescent love."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"The script, which simply doesn't work at all, and reduces the characters to lumpen, uninteresting blobs, despite the handsome cast."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"[A] relentlessly adolescent romantic comedy."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Doesn't summon up quite enough quirky personality to maintain its momentum through the final act."
‑ Robert Horton,
"It's hard to determine exactly where I gave up on Down to You, but I'm pretty sure it was right after the opening credits."
‑ Scott A. Mantz, Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
"a mostly bitter, sometimes downright grim fairy tale in which Cinderella becomes a stoner and Prince Charming winds up getting his stomach pumped."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A disappointment."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
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