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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 »

Director:

Valerie Breiman

Writer:

Valerie Breiman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Famke Janssen ... Kate Welles
Jon Favreau ... Adam Levy
Noah Emmerich ... Eric
Ann Magnuson ... Monique Steinbacher
Cheri Oteri ... Mary
Josh Hopkins ... Joey Santino
Robert Knepper ... Gerard Boussard
Vincent Ventresca ... Richard Miltner
Kristen Zang Kristen Zang ... Savannah
David Steinberg ... Tiny Man
Elimu Nelson ... Jerome Davis
Don Brunner ... Police Officer
Yvonne Zima ... 9-Year-Old Kate
Melissa Fitzgerald ... Melanie
Rob Swanson Rob Swanson ... Rob, Blind Date
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Storyline

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 J-26

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Get A Love Life! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor aos Pedaços See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,116, 27 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$546,287, 1 October 2000
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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The lead actors rehearsed for five days before shooting. 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

Adam Levy: I know what this is about, you're a woman and you're afraid of becoming obsolete. You're at an age when men are starting to notice younger girls and its freaking you out.
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References Enter the Blood Ring (1995) See more »

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Bumpkin
Written by Scott Hackwith
Performed by Dig
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"Sex and Love" is one of my favorite romantic comedies of recent vintage.
6 August 2001 | by djexplorerSee 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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