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Down with Love (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 May 2003 (USA)
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In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.

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Peyton Reed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Barbara Novak
Ewan McGregor ... Catcher Block
Sarah Paulson ... Vikki Hiller
David Hyde Pierce ... Peter MacMannus
Rachel Dratch ... Gladys
Jack Plotnick ... Maurice
Tony Randall ... Theodore Banner
John Aylward ... E.G.
Warren Munson ... C.B.
Matt Ross ... J.B.
Michael Ensign ... J.R.
Timothy Omundson ... R.J.
Jeri Ryan ... Gwendolyn
Ivana Milicevic ... Yvette
Melissa George ... Elkie
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Storyline

An homage to the early 1960s sex comedies that starred Rock Hudson and Doris Day. The story follows a best-selling female advice author who has all the answers until a sly journalist playboy starts asking the questions. Written by Natalie Knowles <NatSplat007@hotmail.com>

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The ultimate catch has met his match.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Down with Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,029, 11 May 2003

Gross USA:

$20,305,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,468,111
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachel Dratch and Chris Parnell both have minor appearances in this film (Dratch as the character Gladys, one of Barbara Novak's friends/coworkers, and Parnell as a TV host). They were also both Saturday Night Live (1975) cast members at the time. See more »

Goofs

Catcher uses a remote control to turn off the TV when Barbara is interviewed. The Philco Predicta TV did not have a remote control. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: The place: New York City. The time: Now, 1962. And there's no time or place like it. If you've got a dream, this is the place to make that dream come true. That's why the soaring population of hopeful dreamers has just reached eight million people. Oh! Make that eight million and one.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the Regency logo, tinted pink. The ending credits are also pink. See more »

Alternate Versions

The TV version distributed in the UK excludes most of the split-screen phone call, presumably for time and due to the potential interpretation of the cinematography. See more »

Connections

References A New Kind of Love (1963) See more »

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
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Some funny situations with fabulous art design
3 June 2004 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

DWL didn't do to well at the box office. I guess it must have been due to a poor advertizing campaign. After finally seeing it, I though it was pretty good. It's sort of like a battle of the sexes. Barbara Novak pretends to be a man hating woman who doesn't need love while Catcher Block is a womanizer out to prove he can get the DWL girl(Novak) to fall in love. So along the way, we get funny situations, like Catch pretending to be Zip and many over heard conversations that seem to be about something else, ie... the secretary overhearing the sock discussion. And an unusually scene using split screens with Barbara and Catch talking on the phone. She's below and he's on top doing pushups. At the end they smoke. Cute idea.

The 2 supporting characters, Vikki and Peter, were good. Plus we get a surprise twist toward the end involving Barbara, which I never saw coming.

FINAL VERDICT: Cute and funny. It's different than your average romantic comedy. So if you like romantic comedies, I recommend this one.


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