Down to You

January 21st, 2000







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Still of Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles in Down to You

Plot
A young man wins and loses the first serious love of his life.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 4.5/10 (8,065 voted)

Critic's Score: 13/100

Director: Kris Isacsson

Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Julia Stiles, Selma Blair

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.

Cast:
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 - Megan Brodski
Granger Green - Haley Heller
Jed Rhein - Gabe Stiano

Taglines: A new comedy about giving first love a second chance.

Release Date: 21 January 2000

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $9,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,602,507 (USA) (23 January 2000) (1971 Screens)

Gross: $20,035,310 (USA) (16 April 2000)



Technical Specs

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Quotes:
Jim: So then I asked her to show me some of her paintings... they're so good.
Al: She's a very talented lady.
Jim: Yeah!... so goood!



User Review

Great potential shot to hell

Rating: 3/10

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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