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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Barbara Novak
... Catcher Block
... Vikki Hiller
... Peter MacMannus
... Gladys
... Maurice
... Theodore Banner
... E.G.
... C.B.
... J.B.
... J.R.
... R.J.
... Gwendolyn
... Yvette
... Elkie
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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

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

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16 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abajo el amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,029, 11 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,298,207, 27 July 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,000,000, 6 November 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Everything the characters wore, literally from head to feet, was custom-made for them. See more »

Goofs

The water cooler in the dry cleaner's shop has a plastic bottle. In 1962, the bottle would have been made of glass. See more »

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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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The movie opens with the big CinemaScope logo 20th Century Fox used fifty years before. See more »

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References That Touch of Mink (1962) See more »

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Down with Love
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Judy Garland
Courtesy of Sid Luft
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6 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

A total misfire. Not an ounce of the charm of the comedies "Down With Love" seems to want to pay homage to, parodied, emulate, whatever the intent was, it failed. I like Renee Zellwegger and Ewan McGregor enormously, but not here. I was embarrassed for them. Her pout here was infuriating and her costumes! So up front as if designed to dazzle us are really atrocious. Ewan McGregor seems totally disinterested and thinking of Rock Hudson and one does he looks so, so, so...small. The only redeeming feature is David Hyde Pierce. He's the only one who finds the right tone and made me smile.The failure of this half baked attempt will probably spoil the possibility of other frothy comedies 50's style to be made. Pity. The genre needs and deserves a real shot in the arm.


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