Down with Love
Down with Love (2003)

A post-modern sex comedy set in the early 1960s centering upon a love affair between a best-selling advice author and a hotshot journalist/playboy.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score
60%
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User Score
63%



Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Looks great, but Zellweger and McGregor have no chemistry together, and the self-satisfied, knowing tone grates.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I think it compares favorably with Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back in its well-timed gags and verbal dexterity.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I love this film.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Hilarious spoof on '60s comedies for mature 14+.

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David Edelstein
Slate

After 10 minutes of getting poked in the ribs with every shot, I thought, 'Is it going to be like this for 90 minutes?'

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

This pitch-perfect imitation of a Rock Hudson-Doris Day nonsex comedy features Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and a passel of visual delights. But why should we care?

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Director Peyton Reed keeps this fizzy comedy in an alluringly goofy tizzy from start to finish. This is undoubtedly the skillful battle-of-the-sexes laugher Rock Hudson and Doris Day would have made were they able to naughtily quip about bitches and hose.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

We want to love it, but like a Rock Hudson rake, we keep finding fault in its allure. We want to hate it, but like Doris Day, we finally can't say no.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

It's a cute premise, and several co-stars help keep the fun going for a while.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

While the movie definitely has tongue lodged firmly in its postmodern cheek, every detail looks and feels authentic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
Oh my god Renee was so obnoxious my respect for her plummeted to Nathaniel Rogers levels. The one redeeming quality of this film was Ewan McGregor. He was… More
Megan S
I loved the outfits and I love Ewan McGregor. The twist was silly and the scene where it was all "revealed" was kind of weird.
Eliza Norton
Ewan McGregor was marvelous ,as always!
Luke Baldock
A perfect homage to screwball comedies of the past. I saw perfect as it doesn't become restricted by such films and feels comfortable taking themes and… More
Ken Stachnik
I enjoy this film way more than any straight man should.
Film Crazy
good film excellant storyline rlei watchit reli

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