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Down to You (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 January 2000 (USA)
A young man wins and loses the first serious love of his life. Al Connelly falls in love with the girl of his dreams. After the summer she breaks up with him. As he tries to recover Al goes to desperate measures.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chef Ray
Judy Connelly
Lovestruck Woman
Lovestruck Man
Faith Keenan
Chloe Hunter ...
Megan Brodski
Haley Heller
Gabe Stiano


This light-hearted romantic comedy centers tells of love sought, found, lost, and found again, revolving around the lives of two college students in New York City. Sophomore Al Connelly meets the girl of his dreams, freshman Imogen, and true love abounds. The two engage on a whirlwind courtship--they pick a song, eat a cake together, even make love. But Imogen's fear of lost youth causes her to push away from Al, and they go their separate ways. Al attempts to rebound from the relationship, determined to forget Imogen, and he goes to desperate measures to do so. The story is told from the points of view of both Al and Imogen. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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A new comedy about giving first love a second chance.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content, language, drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fille de mes rêves  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,602,507, 23 January 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,035,310, 16 April 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


First time that Shawn Hatosy and Julia Stiles worked together. Later they would both join the cast of Dexter during Season 5. See more »


Al: Yeah dad, she's perfect for me.
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »


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Performed by Gus Gus
Published by Universal Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Gus Gus Music Los Angeles
Courtesy of 4AD
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Below average story, but stunning performances
29 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Down To You" is yet another formulaic teen romance movie....boy meets girl, boy and girl date, break up and get back together. Very uninteresting,the cast (mostly) is forgettable and frankly, we've seen this movie before......

However, what sets "Down" apart is 3 wonderful performances, and 1 so bad it's gonna get special attention in this review...

We'll start with the good....Julia Stiles is Imogen, a new freshman at an unnamed NYC college. She is a stellar artist, and wishes to persue that in some manner. Ms. Stiles delivers a performance above the drivel she has to work with, making Imogen a teen character with heart and feeling. She once again (as in "10 Things") dances in this one..and I personally think she needs a dance scene in each movie.

Henry Winkler plays Ray Connelly...host of a nationwide cooking show, and father of Al, the lead male in the story. His character is well played and humorous, with grand visions for both himself and his son (he wants to do a cooking show take off of "Cops" with Al). A great performance from Mr. Winkler, and he is quickly putting the ghost of Fonzie behind him.

Now to the bad before I surprise you and give you the last good.....Selma Blair plays Cyrus, a major flirt and porn actress. I hate to have to say this, but after "Cruel Intentions" and now this, I am truly convinced that she is either "someone's" daughter or is involved in a relationship with someone. This woman cannot act. I truly believe with every fiber of my being that she could not play dead convincingly. Hopefully her performance here will kill what little career she has.

Now, for the last good review.......are you ready for this?? Freddie Prinze Jr. is Alfred..the film's lead male character. He spots Imogen across a crowded room and the two instantly hit it off. After forgetable turns in every movie he has done, he shows a never before seen maturity and makes Alfred a character that seems real and true.

"Down To You" is more formulaic drivel aimed at the easily entertained teen audience. While the story is something we've all seen before, the performances of its lead characters make this movie worth a watch, regardless of how bad it really is.

1 out of 5

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