• Down With Love (2003)

Down With Love

Release Date: May 16th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

It's 1962, and feminist Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger) pens a best-selling book that details the drawbacks of love. She encourages women to forgo serious relationships with men in favor of independence, workplace achievements and satisfying sex. Despite her success, many men are taken aback by her progressive views, including slick writer Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor), who decides to expose Barbara as a fraud by making her fall in love with him. However, his plan has unexpected consequences.

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick, Tony Randall

Director: Peyton Reed

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: New York City, Love, Lighthearted, Office, Deception, 1960s, Friend, Rivalry, Witty

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A postfeminist valentine to the Paleolithic days of Woman Power when dinosaurs walked Manhattan in heels with matching handbags. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Jeff Cronenweth did the lovely cinematography. It's the only element that improves on the original material.

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    A very smart, very shrewd movie, and the smartest, shrewdest thing about it is the way it masquerades as just a fluffy comedy, a diversion, a trifle. show more

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