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Down to You (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 January 2000 (USA)
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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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Kris Isacsson

Writer:

Kris Isacsson
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Al Connelly
Julia Stiles ... Imogen
Selma Blair ... Cyrus
Shawn Hatosy ... Eddie Hicks
Zak Orth ... Monk Jablonski
Ashton Kutcher ... Jim Morrison
Rosario Dawson ... Lana
Henry Winkler ... Chef Ray
Lucie Arnaz ... Judy Connelly
Lauren German ... Lovestruck Woman
Zay Harding ... Lovestruck Man
Amanda Barfield ... Faith Keenan
Chloe Hunter Chloe Hunter ... Megan Brodski
Granger Green Granger Green ... Haley Heller
Jed Rhein ... Gabe Stiano
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The shop that the woman exits before giving Al his first kiss is called "La Vie". The shampoo Imogen uses, which Al becomes intoxicated by, is also called "La Vie". See more »

Quotes

Monk Jablonski: It's not the meaning of life, Alfred, it's the feeling of life.
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References True Colors (1991) See more »

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Groove Is in the Heart
Written by Herbie Hancock, Dmitry Brill (as D'mitry Brill), Towa Tei (as Dong-Hwa Chung), Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), Lady Miss Kier (as Kier Kirby)
Performed by Deee-LitePublished by EMI Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)/Hancock Music (BMI)/Zomba Music Enterprises Inc. o/b/o/ itself and Jazz Merchant Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Entertaining romantic comedy, but is doesn't stick!
7 January 2001 | by SwatchDogSee all my reviews

"Down to You" was slammed by critics when it was released, claiming it to be unoriginal, unfunny and really a waste of time. Pay no attention to them. It is rare for romantic comedies to be entirely original [they are after all dealing with love], but Down to You does have it's moments differing it from most of the recently released teen comedies [to which it has constantly been compared].

Through narration by both protagonists the audience is able to see the development of both characters in the long-term and how they ultimately react to each other. Freddie Prinze Jr and Julia Stiles were perfectly cast and behaved as mature young adults for the majority of the film [sparing the audience from cliched teen talk]. They leave the zaniness to their co-stars, which was a good move. The film is more of a "love story" then most recent teen flicks dealing mainly with "physical attraction" or "opposites attract".

One problem with Down to You however is it's not presented well enough to keep the audience interested. Perhaps in the hands of a more capable director this would be achieved, as I got a bit bored with a few of the scenes and some jokes really fall flat. Because of this, it's not as memorable as other teen flicks such as "10 Things" or "Scream", even.. as it's pacing is quite slow. It's saving grace is the cast. Henry Winkler gives a comic performance as Prinze's celebrity-chef father and Zak Orth plays Prinze's "friend turned porn- star-friend" with gutso. Selma Blair gave a sultry performance but lacked development making her nothing more than "the porn star girl".

Compared to the other three major teen romance flicks of the year (Loser, Whatever it Takes, Boys and Girls) Down to You is indeed one of the finest. It just needed more "oomph" to make it more memorable.

7/10


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Country:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,602,507, 23 January 2000

Gross USA:

$20,069,008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,419,914
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Company Credits

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Open City Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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