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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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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

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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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Trivia

The spilt-screen telephone calls scenes are direct homages to 1950s/'60s screwball comedies, Pillow Talk, in particular. See more »

Goofs

When Barbara confesses to Catcher in his apartment, they are both standing, but when Gwendolyn enters his apartment and races to Barbara after she over-hears Catcher say "Barbara Novak", Catcher is sitting on the edge of the bed. 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 film opens with the Regency logo, tinted pink. The ending credits are also pink. See more »

Connections

References That Touch of Mink (1962) See more »

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Rule Brittania
Written by Thomas Augustine Arne
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Some funny situations with fabulous art design
3 June 2004 | by See 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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