Down to You

January 21, 2000 0 By Fans
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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

Runtime:

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.