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Down to You (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 January 2000 (USA)
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A young man wins and loses the first serious love of his life. Al Connelly falls in love with the girl of his dreams. After the summer she breaks up with him. As he tries to recover Al goes to desperate measures.

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Kris Isacsson

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Kris Isacsson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Al Connelly
Julia Stiles ... Imogen
Selma Blair ... Cyrus
Shawn Hatosy ... Eddie Hicks
Zak Orth ... Monk Jablonski
Ashton Kutcher ... Jim Morrison
Rosario Dawson ... Lana
Henry Winkler ... Chef Ray
Lucie Arnaz ... Judy Connelly
Lauren German ... Lovestruck Woman
Zay Harding ... Lovestruck Man
Amanda Barfield ... Faith Keenan
Chloe Hunter Chloe Hunter ... Megan Brodski
Granger Green Granger Green ... Haley Heller
Jed Rhein Jed Rhein ... Gabe Stiano
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Storyline

This light-hearted romantic comedy centers tells of love sought, found, lost, and found again, revolving around the lives of two college students in New York City. Sophomore Al Connelly meets the girl of his dreams, freshman Imogen, and true love abounds. The two engage on a whirlwind courtship--they pick a song, eat a cake together, even make love. But Imogen's fear of lost youth causes her to push away from Al, and they go their separate ways. Al attempts to rebound from the relationship, determined to forget Imogen, and he goes to desperate measures to do so. The story is told from the points of view of both Al and Imogen. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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A new comedy about giving first love a second chance.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content, language, drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fille de mes rêves See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,602,507, 23 January 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,035,310, 16 April 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Open City Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First time that Shawn Hatosy and Julia Stiles worked together. Later they would both join the cast of Dexter during Season 5. See more »

Quotes

Al: Yeah dad, she's perfect for me.
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Connections

Spoofs Cops (1989) See more »

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Written by Deanna Kirk, Kevin Bents and Patrick Daugherty
Performed by Deanna Kirk
Published by Ivana Music (BMI)/Committed Music (BMI)/Buffalo Puppy Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music, Inc.
Courtesy of The Blackbird Recording Company, Ltd./Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great potential shot to hell
25 January 2000 | by Shiva-11See all my reviews

Down to You: Boy meets girl, they fall in love, relationship cools, couple breaks up and each is tortured by thoughts of "What if…"

I decided to see this movie because I enjoyed Julia Stiles' performance in "10 Things I Hate About You". However, after seeing the marquee poster - a knockoff of "The Very Thought of You" - I scaled down my expectations and braced for a painful two hours. My prediction was partially correct.

Unlike the typical teen oriented romantic comedy there was an attempt to infuse this movie with a bit of reality. Unfortunately, the writers apparently could not decide if they wanted to make a romantic comedy or a serious relationship movie. The result is a confused mess: a ludicrous subplot about a student's burgeoning career as a pornographer gets far more screen time than does the terrified couple trying to come to grips with a potential pregnancy.

The second problem is the chemistry between Stiles and Freddie Prinze Jr - there is none (I blame the casting director for this). Although both actors have screen presence, they don't click as a duo, consequently, their interactions- especially the fight scenes -do not ring true. Their job is made doubly difficult by having to utter stupid lines.

This movie has been targeted to a certain market, and will probably do well.

Too bad.


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