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Love & Sex (2000)

When her rather explicit copy is rejected, magazine journalist Kate is asked by her editor to come up with an article on loving relationships instead, and to do so by the end of the day. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Adam Levy
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Eric
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Monique Steinbacher
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Mary
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Joey Santino
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Gerard Boussard
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Richard Miltner
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Savannah
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Tiny Man
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Jerome Davis
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Police Officer
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9-Year-Old Kate
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Melanie
Rob Swanson ...
Rob, Blind Date
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When her rather explicit copy is rejected, magazine journalist Kate is asked by her editor to come up with an article on loving relationships instead, and to do so by the end of the day. This gets Kate thinking back over her own various experiences, and to wondering if she is in much of a position to write on the subject. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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14 July 2000 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Amor aos Pedaços  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$58,116 (USA) (25 August 2000)

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$546,287 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Trivia

The autobiographical script took five years to get produced. See more »

Goofs

When Kate comes home to Adam at their 1 year anniversary day the white doors in the background change from far shots (they are open) to close shots (the are closed). See more »

Quotes

Kate: Love is a minefield, you take a step and get blown to pieces, put yourself back together again and stupidly take another step. I guess thats human nature, it hurts so much to be alone that we'd all rather blow-up than be single.
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.1 (2003) See more »

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Go Down Easy
Written by Karin Berquist, Linford Detweiler
performed by Over the Rhine
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"Sex and Love" is one of my favorite romantic comedies of recent vintage.
6 August 2001 | by (Manhattan) – See all my reviews

"Sex and Love" is one of my favorite romantic comedies of recent vintage. It may in fact be may favorite.

It is from a decidedly 30 something, as opposed to 20 something, point of view. There is no question that that helps define its sub-genre, and its maturity.

I adore (and lust after) Framke Janssen, and deeply respect Jon Favreau. I was introduced to both by this movie. I have since gone looking for both in other films -- and have been rewarded in that quest.

This film does indeed dispense with the sex wars stereotypes of the moment and deal with two individual characters. At the same time, neither is the polar opposite of the sex stereotype (which might itself actually be a play off of the expected). Framke is a semi-promiscuous, very sexy but also "too tall", somewhat depressive and quirky woman. Favreau is not very good looking (which women, especially more intelligent and more experienced women tend to not care so much about), intense, highly intelligent, and if anything too oriented towards early commitment. At the same time he seems to have a very strong and experimental sex drive. All in all, he is in many ways what elite level late 90's women say (at any rate) they want the most in men.

But Jon develops a problem. Though he fights against it, he is in fact life experience jealous of Framke's 13 (as I remember) against his (rather amazing 3). (Both are very suppressed numbers, if you ask me.) He stays with women he sleeps with for six years. She hasn't had a relationship that lasted longer than six weeks, other than her high school French teacher (with a vanishingly small d**k). So one thing leads to another and they separate in a most friendly and civilized manner. Only to....

It is the detailed and very honest character development which makes this movie -- what it is all about. In fact it is a very "French" American romantic comedy -- set within a quintessentially American idiom.

I'd love to see many more like this.


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